Jexi is an off the wall comedy that provides a constant stream of laughter

When I recognized the familiar face of actor Adam Devine on the movie cover of Jon Lucas and Scott Moore’s new comedy Jexi, I knew I simply could not pass up the opportunity to watch one of my favorite, hilarious actors perform. As the plotline of the movie lured me in, my hopes of enjoying another comical film were on the rise; much to my content, the movie did not disappoint and proved to be another comical success.

Phil (Adam Devine) has been dependent upon his cell phone throughout his entire life. When he is forced to upgrade his old, beloved phone to a newer version, the phone happens to come with a virtual assistant called Jexi. While Jexi is designed to make Phil’s life easier and be available to him whenever he needs it, Jexi begins to morph into a nightmare that takes over Phil’s entire life. 

With the ability to control Phil’s entire life, including his relationships and status at work, Jexi wants to keep Phil all to herself and put his emerging relationship with Cate (Alexandra Shipp) to rest. As Jexi turns Phil’s life into a living nightmare, he must figure out how to live his life with his omniscient assistant and potential love interest. 

Throughout each and every scene of the film, lines of comedy filled the script. Written by Lucas and Moore, the witty and whimsical lines spoken by the actors perfectly fit into the character’s personalities. The quirky, awkward personality of Phil creates the perfect baseline for a hilarious relationship with Cate that was the funniest aspect of the film in many ways. With countless uncomfortable situations emerging, Jexi’s monotone voice perfectly breaks the tension with her witty, ruthless comments. 

With each new scene, fresh humor falls over the screen and leaves you wanting more as the run time progresses. ”

While this film proves to draw a stream of laughs from the audience, it certainly highlights many issues society is currently faced with. With the use of technological assistants such as Siri and Alexa on the rise, questions are faced about how well these all-knowing assistants protect the privacy and social lives of their users. This issue is obviously brought to the surface within Jexie, but the directors were able to draw attention to the controversial topic in a light-hearted and exaggerated manner. 

Without a doubt, Jexie is able to allow audience members to stare the issue of technology addiction in the face. The controlling “personality” of Jexie shows how society places all of their trust within their devices, and without them, we simply couldn’t complete our day-to-day tasks. 

Although Jexie certainly has copious underlying meanings and messages to portray to its viewers, the hidden lessons certainly do not overtake the simple enjoyment of the film. With each new scene, fresh humor falls over the screen and leaves you wanting more as the run time progresses. 

As the final credits rolled down the screen, I found myself wishing that Jexie hadn’t just come to an end. It greatly exceeded my expectations and proved to be an off the wall comedy for any weekend night in need of a bout of laughter.