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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.

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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 »
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Details

Official Sites:

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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:

$4,295,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,377,720
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Trivia

Adam Devine, Rose Byrne, Michael Peña and Charlyne Yi have all worked with Seth Rogen. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jexi: I am the captain now.
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Entertaining, sometimes laugh out loud fun. Relax and enjoy it
18 October 2019 | by narrator56See all my reviews

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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