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.