Release Date: December 27, 2019
Starring: Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp, Michael Pena, Justin Hartley et al.
If Jexi is the future, I hope it doesn’t come. Just kidding. Everyone knows Jexi is our present alternate reality. Our mobile phones can do pretty advanced stuff already, but I hope they never grow a mind of their own (like in movies like Terminator and Matrix) or become psychopaths like Jexi.
Plot: Phil has a major dependency issue — he’s addicted to his cellphone. He has no friends and his love life is nonexistent. Forced to upgrade to a new phone, Phil soon learns that the latest model comes with Jexi — an artificial intelligence life coach, virtual assistant, and cheerleader. With its help, he begins to get a real life. But as he becomes less dependent on the phone, Jexi starts to morph into a tech nightmare that’s determined to keep Phil all to itself.
Now, while it’s easy to get lost discussing the interesting questions this movie raises about the present and future, it’s important to point out that it’s trash, theatrically speaking. It’s foul-mouthed without purpose and wastes no time throwing its talented cast into the wind.
For the fun of it, I’ll still recommend you see Jexi, though, it’s thought-provoking in a weird way. Can we really do without our smartphones?
Rinzy’s Rating: 2.5/5
Directed by: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore