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Jexi (2019)

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Phil makes top 10 pop lists at work. His only "friend" is cellphone Siri. His new phone includes AI helper Jexi, who improves/controls his social life.

Directors:

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 Mother
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 | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

There are multiple occasions where Jexi appears to skip or glitch. It references a artificial personality / host called " "Max Headroom." See more »

Goofs

After Phil speaks with Cate and leaves the coffee shop he has his 'phone in his left hand. He then holds it with both hands and transfers it to his right hand (as seen from an over the shoulder view). Change camera to view him from the front and his 'phone is in his left hand. See more »

Quotes

Phil: Um... Yeah. Let me just, um, look at my calendar real quick. See what I got.
Jexi: You have zero appointments tonight, Phil.
Phil: No, Jexi, I thought I actually did make plans tonight.
Jexi: Your only plan is to go home, furiously masturbate, and then cry yourself to sleep.
Phil: No. No, I don't.
Jexi: Just like you do every night.
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Crazy Credits

During the first minute of the end credits, we see a brief montage of Phil's old boss Kai getting a new phone and getting to know Jexi the same way Phil did. See more »

Connections

References Cupcake Wars (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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

 
Not as terrible as the 1/10 reviews make it out as
24 December 2019 | by greg-goremykinSee all my reviews

I loathe the newish trend of reviewers giving anything they didn't enjoy with a 1/10 rating. It's making IMDb ratings less and less meaningful I think, and less reliable.

But anyways, when I finished watching this I wasn't sure whether I enjoyed it or not (a strange feeling). I think it wasn't a complete trainwreck, and the actors did as much as they could with a weak script. The direction and technical aspects were fine for a low-budget comedy.

The voice of the OS definitely got nerve-gratingly annoying very quickly, which was a big distraction. There was no comedic timing, and it sounded very dated, like the voice of the computer on the original Star Trek series. But, again, this wasn't the worst movie ever made. I got a few very genuine laughs watching this (a very few laughs, but still). At worst this is a nice meaningless & mindless piece of fluff that doesn't ask much investment of the viewer, or give a whole lot back in return, but I don't feel like I wasted any big part of my life watching it.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jexi See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,106,730, 13 October 2019

Gross USA:

$6,546,159

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,341,824
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Color:

Color
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