Phil's new phone comes with an unexpected feature, Jexi...an A.I. determined to keep him all to herself in a comedy about what can happen when you love your phone more than all else.
Okay, this movie is not very subtle and does not have a lot of depth to it, but I enjoyed it. It is a broad satire of modern life: of social media and people who are so reliant on and staring at their smart phones. We have all seen these people - heck - at least some of the time we all ARE these people! Well, they are on full display here in a satirical way. We might find that some of the humor hits a tad too close to home, but we should be able to laugh at ourselves in these stressful times..
There are a few cringe-worthy moments where I was thinking, okay I got it already, and I could have used fewer dropping of the dreaded f-bomb. Do we have to use it in every other sentence? After all, when the writing gets a bit serious or romantic, the swearing disappears. But maybe even the overuse of cursing is a form of satire. In any case, it was laugh out loud funny for me at other times and harmless fun, and even if you don't find it as entertaining as I did, it is under 90 minutes long, so stick it out and let yourself join in at laughing at your relationship with your phone. I mean, you o feel naked without it when you forget and leave it somewhere, right? Right?.