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The Emoji Movie (2017)

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Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.

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Tony Leondis

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Tony Leondis (screenplay by), Eric Siegel (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
T.J. Miller ... Gene (voice)
James Corden ... Hi-5 (voice)
Anna Faris ... Jailbreak (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Smiler (voice)
Steven Wright ... Mel Meh (voice)
Jennifer Coolidge ... Mary Meh (voice)
Patrick Stewart ... Poop (voice) (as Sir Patrick Stewart)
Christina Aguilera ... Akiko Glitter (voice)
Sofía Vergara ... Flamenca (voice)
Rachael Ray ... Spam (voice)
Sean Hayes ... 'Devil' Steven (voice)
Jake T. Austin ... Alex (voice)
Tati Gabrielle ... Addie (voice)
Jude Kouyate Jude Kouyate ... Poop Jr. 'PJ' (voice)
Jeffrey Ross ... Internet Troll (voice) (as Jeff Ross)
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Storyline

This movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Welcome to the secret world inside your phone. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emoji See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,531,923, 30 July 2017

Gross USA:

$86,089,513

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$217,776,646
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Runtime:

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Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This was Maya Rudolph's second time in an animated movie where she played a villain, after Shrek the Third (2007). See more »

Goofs

The Emojis go through other apps in order to get to Dropbox, but it would be much quicker and easier to just walk around the apps. They are being chased by the bots, so it's safer to go through the apps. See more »

Quotes

Hi-5: Welcome to the Loser's Lounge, where the emojis who never get used hang out.
Eggplant: What's up, Hi-5?
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Crazy Credits

Someone takes a picture of the Columbia Pictures logo on their cellphone and attaches an emoji to the Torch Lady's head. See more »

Alternate Versions

For its UK release, Sony had to remove some mild language in order to receive an U rating instead of a PG - this included a visual use of "WTF" (considered 'disguised strong language' and worthy of a 12A) and a verbal use of "turd". See more »

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Whistle (While You Work It)
Written by Kinetics (as Jeremy Dussolliet), One Love (as Timothy Sommers), Katy Tiz (as Kate Tizzard), Jorge Ben Jor (as Jorge Menezes), Teal Douville, J.R. Rotem (as Jonathan Rotem), Andrew Da Silva, José Pinheiro and Emily Warren (as Emily Warren Schwartz)
Performed by Katy Tiz
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Contains a sample of "Falador Passa Mal"
Performed by Os Originais Do Samba
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Brasil Ltda.
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27 July 2017 | by John-o-Boy-oSee all my reviews

If I was God, and I heard this product was not only being made, not only being promoted, but actually released, then I would invite Satan over to manage the heavens so I could personally eradicate my failure below. This is the sort of product - because this is not truly a movie, as the word "movie" is too suggestive of art - that corporations fawn over. And they did. Believe it or not, three major production studios *fought* to make this happen.

Of course, they wouldn't spend too much: Minions, a product almost as artless as this one, cost $74 million and runs for 91 minutes. In comparison, The Emoji Movie cost $50 mil and runs for 86 minutes. A 91-minute-long Emoji Movie would cost a mere $52.91 million; Sony cares less than the company that brought us screaming yellow screen- fever. They threw as little as they could at it.

But that's just the math. In order to fully appreciate how apocalyptic this wretched insult to all things sincere is, consider the following; You, the assumed person seeking entertainment, go to the movie theater expecting to take a break or have fun. And while the blatant advertising (Dropbox™ is an important plot point, there's a pointless scene with Just Dance, apps all around etc.) and banality may be entertainingly laughable, the very same slithery gargoyles that gave you this product get the money. They count their cash, and they think "Hey, that worked."

So they give you more of the same thing. And more of it. And more, until the idiocy is familiar and the ads the norm. It's already happened to music, with the same notes and lyrics repeated over and over again. Here we have the same situation staring us down, except instead of ass and cash the contents are something else they're trying to sell you.

The Emoji Movie is an ad that you pay to see. Of course product placement already exists in film. The Lego Movie and Toy Story both feature products as characters, but those films had heart and personality. Here, there is nothing but product placement. Anything resembling humanity is just padding for the next app to appear. How vile for a product that constantly tells you to "express yourself."

Do not watch this thing. Don't bring your kids to see it. Don't watch it ironically. Whatever your beliefs, biases, intentions, anything, do not give companies the thumbs up to feed us mediocre, heartless drivel.


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