Jexi is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.
Lionsgate Movies on Thursday, August 22, 2019 released the trailer:
Jexi (2019 Movie) Red Band Trailer - Adam Devine, Rose Byrne.
Phil (Adam DeVine) becomes enamored with cell phones at an early age. He works for a BuzzFeed-style website run by Kai (Michael Peña), who pressures the staff to create inane listicles to go viral. Despite Phil's degree in journalism, Kai refuses to promote him to the real news department. Phil's coworkers Craig (Ron Funches) and Elaine (Charlyne Yi) invite him to play kickball, but the socially inept Phil declines. Immersed in his phone, he walks into Cate (Alexandra Shipp), a local bike shop owner. She attempts to flirt, but Phil is more concerned with his phone until another cyclist bumps into him, breaking his phone. Taking his phone to be replaced, Phil is berated by phone store employee Denice (Wanda Sykes) for being overly reliant on his phone to navigate life. Setting up his new phone, Phil gives "Jexi", the device's virtual assistant, access to all his accounts after neglecting to read the user agreement. Designed to "make his life better", Jexi aggressively tries to break Phil out of his bad habits. Posing as Phil, she emails an insulting letter to Kai demanding the promotion. Kai demotes Phil to the "comments section" with the older employees in the basement. When Craig and Elaine invite Phil to kickball again, he claims to be busy but Jexi embarrassingly corrects him. Phil joins them but costs the team the game; he invites everyone out for drinks, but they turn him down. Thinking about Cate, Phil looks up her bike shop, and Jexi calls the store despite his protests, preventing him from hanging up. Phil stumbles through an awkward conversation with Cate, eliciting Jexi's sympathy.
Principal photography began in January 2019, in San Francisco, California, under the working title Lexi.
The film Jexi was scheduled to be released on October 11, 2019 (United States) by Lionsgate, Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment, Phars Film, WW Entertainment, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Eagle Films and Filmarti.
The duration of the film is 84 minutes. With a budget of $5 million, the film grossed over $7.3 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Jexi got low rating from critics.