“An irreverent look at the meteoric rise and stunning fall of the world’s first smartphone. Writer-director Matt Johnson is joined on screen by Jay Baruchel (This Is the End) and Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) in outstanding seriocomic turns that have us rooting for the doomed misfits behind this incredible true story.
Mike Lazaridis (Baruchel) is a genius at computer technology and Jim Balsillie (Howerton) is a businessman who will do anything to make a buck. Together they created the BlackBerry, the very first smartphone that changed the way the world did business and communicated. But being first isn’t enough, and almost as soon as BlackBerry reached the top, it began its swift descent into failure.” -MSPIFF