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Film / Jexi

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Jexi is a 2019 American romantic comedy film that centers around a dependent man, Phil, (Adam Devine) buying a phone that comes with the A.I. Jexi (voiced by Rose Byrne), who dictates his life, slowly becoming a tech nightmare, determined to keep Phil all to herself by sabotaging his reputation and relationship with Cate (Alexandra Shipp).

Also stars Michael Peña, Wanda Sykes, Ron Funches, and Justin Hartley.

  • Actor Allusion: In the Japanese dub, Tomokazu Sugita (Phil) already had experience on dealing with crazy girls with supernatural backgrounds, except the last time, they were at least human-like.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Jexi definitely fits the bill. She is a virtual voice assistant that gains sentience and becomes possessive of Phil.
  • Amicable Exes: Cate and Brody.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: While all the characters swear, Jexi takes the cake, given she just likes to act mean.
  • Evil Phone: Jexi attempts to sabotage Phil and Cate’s relationship, ultimately trying to kill Phil.
  • If I Can't Have You…: Jexi decides to hijack a car and try to run over Phil.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Cate is this for Phil. Jexi is kind of as well.
  • Recycled Premise: The film's premise is very similar to The Boondocks episode, I Dream of Siri, which also involves a phone's AI falling in love with a man and ruining his life to try and get him to love her back.
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  • Shallow News Site Satire: Phil works in one of those.
  • Totally Radical: The film and even a poster for the film make reference to the "I’m the captain now" meme from the 2013 film Captain Phillips. Considering the meme hasn’t seen much use in the past 4 or so years it feels especially outdated.


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