‘Blackberry’ Trailer: Jay Baruchel And Glenn Howerton Are Smartphone Pioneers In Quirky New Comedy

When I think back to my days working in an office, one of the first things that comes to mind is that we all had Blackberry phones. Once the Cadillac of smartphone tech, the Blackberry was eventually supplanted by much cooler devices, although you still find a few stragglers around dedicated to the brand. But does anybody want to see a movie about its creation? Well, the makers of the new film Blackberry sure hope that you do, and based on the trailer you probably should.

Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton star in writer/director Matt Johnson’s film, Blackberry, and as you can see this isn’t The Social Network. This is silly stuff done from Canadian sense of humor, and it looks kinda great. Johnson also has a role in the film, himself.

Here’s the synopsis: BlackBerry’ tells the story of Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the two men that charted the course of the spectacular rise and catastrophic demise of the world’s first smartphone.

Early reviews of Blackberry from the festival circuit have been really strong, making it a film worth keeping an eye out for when it arrives on May 12th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.