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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 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:

$7,258,313
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Because Rose Byrne recorded all her lines after filming, in order to have lines to react to, an earwig was placed inside Adam Devine's ear with a person saying Jexi's lines. However, sometimes the earpiece would malfunction. Co-Director Jon Lucas exclaimed that "there were times when Adam would just take the earbud out and do the whole scene without ever hearing anyone talking". 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: I am the captain now.
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Connections

References Days of Thunder (1990) See more »

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

Comedies are dead
11 October 2019 | by smiling_happily_guy2002See all my reviews

Why make garbage like this? This movie could have been very funny but they decided to embrace sophomoric raunch over comedy.

What is Hollywood doing to the comedy genre? Audiences have to endure this crap, look at the past entries like Stuber, The Hustler, and Long Shot; RIP to comedy and this maybe the final nail in the coffin.


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