From the writers and producers of “Bad Moms,” “Jexi,” takes a comedic approach on just how far technology addiction can go.
In the heart of Westwood at the Fox Bruin Theatre, Adam Devine and Alexandra Shipp, posed together at the red carpet premiere for their new film, ‘Jexi.’
DeVine brought out his entire family for the flick, including his mom, dad and sister. Inside his longtime girlfriend, Chloe Bridges, was seen as well. Adam rocked a maroon, plaid suit embodying that the Fall season is officially here.
The Straight Of Out Compton star, Alexandra Shipp, waltzed down the carpet in a sparkling red gown. From head to toe, she was decked out in glitz and glam with champagne colored glitter on her eyelids. But for Shipp, it’s far from the smoke and mirrors that brought her to this project. She got involved with the film because she liked how the script was socially commentative but not preachy.
“…You can talk about the fact that we as a society are too deep into our technology… too deep into our cell phones. We’re almost lost without it majority of the time,” Shippe said. “…I think it’s good to laugh at those moments.”
She also brings up the fact that while Jexi is a comedy, the premise sets out to help the audience be more cognizant of those patterns of our addiction to technology.
“It’s good to laugh at those pieces of ourselves and recognize when like the pattern is repeating itself again… and maybe, like, I don’t need to be on my phone for that long, ya know,” Shipp said.
But you’ll never guess which app Shipp spends most of her time on: Candy Crush.
“I am putting whoever made that app, I’m putting their kids through college at this point,” Shipp laughed.
As for Writer and Director Scott Moore, it’s Instagram that he can’t stop clicking on.
“I have no idea how much time I spent on it… It’s probably on right now,” joked Moore.
If you really want to laugh, Jon Lucas, who also co-wrote and directed the film, talks about how he tried a digital detox but would just revert to using his wife’s phone for the apps he was trying to avoid.
“At the press junket for Jexi I wanna be able to say I’m off of social media but I’m totally just cheating… it’s so sad,” Lucas said.
Jexi is the last theatrical release for CBS Films and hits theatres on October 11th.