I watched this movie on DVD from Netflix (yes, Netflix still does DVDs!) and in a nutshell, it’s the Wal-Mart version of Her. It’s listed as a comedy (Her is not a comedy, mind you) and there definitely was an attempt at making me laugh– somewhere in the onslaught of curse words there was a joke or two… I think. I remember laughing a few times. I wish I would’ve counted all the a-words, s-words, f-words, but I’m not sure I can count that high. I’m not against cussing in movies, but there’s a point when it’s just too much and this movie went beyond that. It’s like they hardly tried to create thoughtful, clever comedy and thought by throwing in an f-bomb it would make something funny.
The plot was OK if you can suspend reality for an hour and a half. I mean, if anyone owned a phone that did the things this one does (“Jexi” is like Siri, Alexa, etc), the phone wouldn’t last a day. But for this movie to work, you absolutely cannot think in terms of reality.
I did learn something though! Kid Cudi is pronounced like, cutt-y, not cute-y. I had no idea.
If you’re desperate for a movie and have already washed your hair, shaved, showered, done the dishes, laundry, finished the work you brought home, mowed the grass, shoveled the driveway, called your parents, napped, clipped your nails, washed your house… then I guess you can take a chance on this one.
If you’ve seen it, what are your thoughts about the movie? Let me know in the comments below!
-Out of the Wilderness