"Revealing Ukraine" by Igor Lopatonok continues investigations on of the ongoing Ukrainian crisis following "Ukraine on Fire". In addition, it analyzes the current political backstage and its dangerous potential for the world.
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Phil has a major dependency issue - he's addicted to his phone. He has no friends, he has a job writing pop culture "Top 10" lists, and his love life is non-existent. But his Facebook status is about to change. When he is forced to upgrade his phone, the latest model comes with an unexpected feature...Jexi - an A.I. life coach, virtual assistant and cheerleader. With her help, Phil begins to get a real life. But as he becomes less dependent on his phone, Jexi's artificial intelligence morphs into a tech nightmare determined to keep Phil all to herself, even if it means ruining his chances of finding success.
Access to filming locations was hampered by both an unusually heavy rainy season in San Francisco, as well as a government shutdown in early 2019, which blocked filmmakers' access to federally owned property in the city, such as Crissy Field in the Presidio - leading to many last minute re-writes and location changes. See more »
There is stock footage of San Francisco playing to transition to a morning scene half way though the movie. One scene is a 'sunrise' of the bay bridge. The stock footage is a sunset, rather than sunrise because the sun is setting in the west and not rising in the east of San Francisco. See more »
There is something about Adam Devine that just tickles my funny bone. He was so funny in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and other ensemble comedies. That's probably what, unfortunately, makes it frustrating to see him stuck in such a poorly written film. Jexi starts off with a cute premise, lands a few laughs, but its downhill from there: some jokes fall short, while others are in-your-face and moronically over the top. Nothing quite works. I should have suspected that there was a reason it wasn't screened for critics. I hate to say it, but my recommendation is to pass this one up...even when it moves from the theater to streaming (which I'm sorry to say based on the reaction of people in the theater, and number in attendance, will probably be soon).
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