Yes I know how dumb this movie looked. I was on the fence about whether or not to even go. But Adam Devine was such a sweetheart at the HFC County Fair, that I had to go support him. That and I had 5 bucks of AMC rewards and was eyeing an Oreo milkshake, which simultaneously turned out to be a mistake and a good idea (mistake cause it’s was terrible, but good idea because now I’ll never want another one again). It was a rush to get there between Dracula and a friend’s party, but my boy was a leading man. I’d make it work.
In this movie, Adam gets a new smart phone. That’s it. That’s the plot. More detail? The smart phone goes all Fatal Attraction on him as it starts to destroy his life in order to control him. There’s also a romantic plot with Alexandra Shipp. It’s basically a film about putting the technology down once in a while and trying to live your life IRL.
It actually wasn’t that bad. The low Rotten Tomatoes rating had me worried, but the comedy was watchable, not as terrible as I was fearing. My one gripe was that it was just a little too awkward. Some of the situations the phone put him in were so extreme that I was expecting him to wake up at the end and find it was all a dream designed to make him reevaluate his life (it wasn’t).
But if you take out the fear that the phone is gonna boil a bunny and some of her more intense actions, you’re left with a mediocre romcom. Now seeing as how I typically hate romcoms, the fact that I found this one watchable tells you something. This will be a perfectly servicable Netflix film some day. Just maybe not somethign worth rushing out to see
Jexi – \m/ \m/ \m/