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Jexi (2019)

R | | Comedy | 11 October 2019 (USA)
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A comedy about what can happen when you love your phone more than anything else in your life.

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Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Devine ... Phil
Alexandra Shipp ... Cate
Rose Byrne ... Jexi (voice)
Ron Funches ... Craig
Charlyne Yi ... Elaine
Michael Peña ... Kai
Wanda Sykes ... Denice
Kid Cudi ... Kid Cudi
Justin Hartley ... Brody
Gavin Root ... Phil (10 Years)
Blake Grunder ... Phil (5 Years)
Richard Harder Richard Harder ... Kickball Umpire
Ray Reinhardt Ray Reinhardt ... Old Man
Diana Jackson ... Phil's Mom
Aaron Wilton ... Phil's Dad
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Storyline

Phil has a major dependency issue - he's addicted to his phone. He has no friends, he has a job writing pop culture "Top 10" lists, and his love life is non-existent. But his Facebook status is about to change. When he is forced to upgrade his phone, the latest model comes with an unexpected feature...Jexi - an A.I. life coach, virtual assistant and cheerleader. With her help, Phil begins to get a real life. But as he becomes less dependent on his phone, Jexi's artificial intelligence morphs into a tech nightmare determined to keep Phil all to herself, even if it means ruining his chances of finding success.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She had him at "hello"

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong/crude sexual content and language throughout, some drug use and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jexi - Túl okos telefon See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,106,730, 13 October 2019

Gross USA:

$5,862,353

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,074,785
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Runtime:

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was filmed under the working title, "The Phone." See more »

Goofs

Jexi is on the cloud and can control any connected device, updating the OS on one device doesn't disable it's ability to control any other device not being updated. See more »

Quotes

Jexi: What does this bitch have that I don't?
Phil: Well, a soul, for one.
Jexi: Does she have Google maps?
Phil: No!
Jexi: She fucking sucks.
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Connections

References Days of Thunder (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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User Reviews

 
Jexi: Pull Up A Mediocre Review
12 October 2019 | by rgkarimSee all my reviews

LIKES:

Fast Pace Good Track List Fun Dialogue Great Intermissions Cute Nice Twist Funny Overall

DISLIKES:

Overuse of Cursing Some Inappropriate moments too inappropriate For Me Weaker Storytelling Predictable Spoiled By Trailers at parts

The VERDICT:

Jexi turned out to be better balanced and fun than I imagined, delivering a cute film that was both funny and touching at the same time. I'll admit it's merely a true entertaining festival, with fast pace, fun dialogue, and cute gimmicks that will entertain the masses. Throw in a fun soundtrack to sort of add to comedy elements and toe tapping nature, and again you are having fun in this film. Yet the movie still suffers from the usual tricks of the trade and that is overuse of cursing and inappropriate montages that just aren't my cup of tea. Throw in that that the story is still predictable and the funny parts have some ruining by the trailers and well you get the usual comedy formula for fun and laughs. Jexi is a fun adventure, and one I hope most will go for this weekend if looking for a good laugh. Still, it does not have quite the balance or uniqueness to require a theater visit and most likely best waited for your viewing at home.

My Scores are:

Comedy: 6.5-7.0 Movie Overall: 5.0


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