Writer-director Jon Lucas and Scott Moore’s [Bad Moms] raunchy comedy is about a guy who is addicted to his smart phone.
The average person pretty much depends on their devices for just about everything. We rely on them for our daily news, social contacts, banking, business and directions. But, Phil (Adam Devine) takes it a bit further here.
He’s a loner who comes up with silly lists for a San Francisco-based website. He has little human interaction. He eats alone at home (using his phone to order in, of course) and doesn’t even know the name of his co-worker who has sat at the next desk for three years.
His humdrum life changes after he breaks his phone when he bumps into Cate (Alexandra Shipp), a pretty young woman who owns a bike shop.
His new phone’s digital assistant, Jexi (voiced by Rose Byrne) tells him that she‘s going to change his life for the better. Her vulgarity-laden demands nudge him into doing things he never would try before.
Phil goes out for drinks after playing ball with his co-workers and asks Cate out on a date. He’s really enjoying his new life, until a jealous Jexi turns Phil’s life upside down. She’s demanding and cruel.
Devine is a good comic actor and he and Shipp have some nice moments, but the sexual language is non-stop and after a few minutes, Jexi becomes very annoying.