Jexi appears in an aspect ratio of 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a pleasant presentation.
Sharpness was positive. Only a smidgen of softness impacted some interiors, so the image remained pretty tight and well-defined most of the time.
I noticed no issues with shimmering or jaggies, and edge haloes failed to appear. Print flaws also failed to mar the presentation.
Jexi went with a teal-influenced palette that sprinkled in some amber/orange as well. Within the movie’s color design, the tones seemed solid.
Blacks were dark and deep, while shadows demonstrated nice smoothness. This was a consistently satisfying image.
As for the DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix of Jexi, it showed scope generally typical of the comedy soundfield. The film’s material allowed it to open up in a satisfying manner when necessary
The mix used the music in a broad, engaging manner, and the whole package fit together smoothly. Effects didn’t add a ton, but they brought some decent involvement when appropriate.
Audio quality seemed good. Speech was distinctive and natural, without edginess or other issues.
Music seemed warm and lush, while effects showed nice clarity and accuracy. Bass responses delivered great punch. The mix suited the story and kicked into gear when necessary.
A few featurettes appear, and these start with Making Life Better. In this 21-minute, 35-second piece, we hear from writers/directors Scott Moore and Jon Lucas, producer Suzanne Todd, and actors Rose Byrne, Adam Devine, Ron Funches, Charlyne Yi, Wanda Sykes, Michael Pena, and Justin Hartley.
“Better” examines the project’s origins, story/characters, cast and performances, Moore and Lucas as directors, and the movie’s themes. While we find a few decent insights, much of “Better” orients toward happy talk.
Unboxing Jexi spans eight minutes, 55 seconds and features Byrne, Devine, Lucas, Moore, Todd, property master William C. Martin and voice artist Laurie Burke.
This piece covers the movie’s phone and bringing Jexi to life. We gget a fairly good look at the subject matter.
We go on location for the six-minute, 37-second Filming in Fog City. It provides notes from Moore, Lucas, Todd, Shipp, Funches, Yi, Devine, and San Francisco Mayor Londonn Breed.
As expected, this reel discusses shooting in San Francisco. However, they mostly talk about the greatness of San Francisco, so expect little substance.
Tech Bros lasts five minutes, 31 seconds and includes comments from Todd, Lucas, Moore, Funches, Yi, Shipp, Devine, and Pena. This becomes an entertaining discussion of the “Tech Bro” stereotype and its use in the film.
Finally, Phone Fixation occupies seven minutes, nine seconds with info from Lucas, Moore, Hartley, Pena, Devine, Byrne, Yi, Funches, and Shipp.
They discuss how phones dominate our lives – and their own. It’s a fun view of the subject.
The disc opens with ads for The DUFF and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. No trailer for Jexi appears here.
Ten years after The Hangover established them as a hot property, Scott Moore and Jon Lucas continue to mine the same smutty mine. Via Jexi, they do so with diminishing results, as they produce no laughs in this inane raunchy comedy. The Blu-ray brings solid picture and audio along with a passable collection of bonus materials. Jexi becomes a trite, tedious stab at comedy.