In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
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.
Adam Devine, Rose Byrne, Michael Peña and Charlyne Yi have all worked with Seth Rogen. See more »
There is stock footage of San Francisco playing to transition to a morning scene half way though the movie. One scene is a 'sunrise' of the bay bridge. The stock footage is a sunset, rather than sunrise because the sun is setting in the west and not rising in the east of San Francisco. See more »
Entertaining, sometimes laugh out loud fun. Relax and enjoy it
Okay, this movie is not very subtle and does not have a lot of depth to it, but I enjoyed it. It is a broad satire of modern life: of social media and people who are soooo reliant on and staring at their smart phones. You've seen them. Well, you will see them here and I think the humor here hits too close to home for some of them, judging by some of the hyper-negative reviews here.
There were a few cringeworthy moments where I was thinking, okay I got it already, and I could have used fewer dropping of he f-bomb. Do we have to use it in every other sentence? After all, when the writing gets a bit serious or romantic, the swearing disappears. But maybe even the overuse of cursing is a form of satire. But in any case, it was laugh out loud funny for me and harmless fun, and even if you don't find it as entertaining as I did, it is under 90 minutes long, so stick it out and let yourself join in at laughing at ourselves.
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