Jan 192020

Jexi isn’t a phenomenal comedy by any stretch and if you’re not a Adam Devine fan (and I do like him), not sure how much of this you’ll truly enjoy.




Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Lionsgate | R – 84 min. – $24.99 | January 14, 2020

Date Published: 01/19/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
Writer(s): Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (written by)
Cast: Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp, Michael Pena, Ron Funches, Charlyne Yi, Wanda Sykes, Justin Hartley, Rose Byrne (voice)

Features: Featurettes
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.39
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 42.55 GB
Total Bitrate: 40.98 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Lionsgate provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


Phil (ADAM DEVINE) has a major dependency issue — he’s addicted to his cell phone. 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 (voiced by ROSE BYRNE) — 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, and begins a romance with the beautiful Cate (ALEXANDRA SHIPP), Jexi starts to morph into a tech nightmare that’s determined to keep Phil all to itself.



This release comes with a semi-glossy slip cover and inside is the redemption code for the Digital HD copy.

Also included are a few featurettes: Jexi: Making Life Better (21:35), Unboxing Jexi (8:55), Filming in Fog City (6:37), Tech Bros (5:31) and Phone Fixation (7:09). Better than expected amount of features considering how the film did in theaters, with some behind-the-scenes footage and on-set interviews with the cast, including Devine, Shipp and even Rose Byrne, as well as the writer-director duo.

PreviewsThe Duff, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

VIDEO – 4.5/5

Being a light-hearted comedy (with romance thrown in), no real surprise that this 1080p high-definition transfer does look great. Colors are bright and there are some nice pops, especially during a nighttime bike ride scene and the detail itself was sharp throughout.

AUDIO – 4.75/5

The included DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is pretty strong, surprisingly enough, with the bulk of the depth coming from the soundtrack for the most part while dialogue, via primarily from the center speaker, is clear and ambient noises make up the front and, especially, rear channels.


OVERALL – 3.0/5

Jexi isn’t a phenomenal comedy by any stretch and if you’re not a Adam Devine fan (and I do like him), not sure how much of this you’ll truly enjoy. However the commentary on people’s addiction to their phone and social media is obvious and grows somewhat tired, although the film kept me engaged thanks to Alexandra Shipp, at least.


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