The evil-smartphone movie Jexi doesn't understand why people like technology

The VergeThe new evil-smartphone comedy Jexi is a desperate mockup of recognizable human behavior, but one key element rings truer than most Hollywood productions: characters are constantly looking at their phones. It's not just aspiring journalist Phil (Adam ...

October 11th 2019


'Jexi': Film Review

Hollywood ReporterIn 2019 that award would go to Alexandra Shipp as Cate, the wish-fulfillment device in Jon Lucas and Scott Moore's Jexi. Playing the smart, spirited entrepreneur who sees some invisible charm in a schlub (Adam DeVine) who has no life beyond what's on his ...

October 11th 2019


Review: Instead of a cautionary tale, 'Jexi' may drive you deeper into cellphone addiction

Los Angeles TimesWhether in a dark theater or on the couch at home, smartphones are an existential threat to the movie-watching experience. Their mere presence promises interruptions and temptations for the easily distracted (pretty much of all of us at this point). But “Jexi” is ...

October 11th 2019


Other movies: 'Jexi,' 'Addams Family,' 'Mary,' 'Fractured,' 'El Camino'

Detroit Free PressStarring: Adam Devine, Rose Byrne, Michael Pena, Wanda Sykes. The premise: Friendless phone addict Phil (Devine) is forced to upgrade to a new model that comes with an unexpected feature: an artificial intelligence life coach named Jexi (voice of Byrne).

October 10th 2019


All I Want to Talk About Today Is Adam Devine's Disastrous Audition For Pitch Perfect

POPSUGARWhile sitting down with James Corden on Wednesday night, the Jexi actor recalled how his involvement in the a cappella film franchise came to be. Spoiler alert: he thought he was auditioning for a baseball movie. "I read the sides, and I was like, 'wow, there's ...

October 10th 2019


Movie review: Unfunny 'Jexi' puts the 'AI' in 'Ai-yi-yi!'

Madison.comWhen Phil's phone get smashed, his upgrade includes a new digital assistant named Jexi (voiced by Rose Byrne). Jexi isn't content to just answer questions about the weather or traffic patterns, but takes charge of Phil's life, sometimes with the aggressive ...

October 10th 2019