Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) are a married couple still very much in love, but ten years and two kids have cooled the passion. To get it back, they decide to make a video of themselves trying out every position in 'The Joy of Sex' in one three-hour marathon session. It seems like a great idea until they discover that their most private video has gone public. In a panic, they begin a wild night of adventure - tracking down leads, roping in friends and duping Annie's boss - all to reclaim their video, their reputation, their sanity and, most importantly, their marriage.
This attempt at a comedy falls flat on its face, it never really seems to get going and there are very few laughs. I would have given it one star, but have to go up to two stars because Cameron Diaz is mighty sexy in a couple of scenes.
I really enjoyed this comedy all the way through. The acting is great from everyone. A young couple race round trying to get back thier sex tape of the internet , going round all thier friends to try and wipe thier computers. Very good comedy.
first time i have seen this film and i have to say it was a really fun and enjoyable film to whatch films with cameron diaz in are always brilliant films i would highley recommend this film to any one who is a fan of cameron diaz and who hasent seen this
i have to say the trailers made this film look funny, but unfortunately it fails on all levels to be a comedy or even be entertaining. If I'm honest I would have turned it off after the first 30 mins but decided it must get better! But it was dreadful. Story had potential but the writing and execution turned it into a cringeworthy uncomfortable effort. I would advise you to give this film a wide berth, your missing out on nothing :(
I never really understood what Cameron Diaz brought to Hollywood despite blonde hair, a significant lack of acting talent and a whole lot of nothing else. That is why I am pleased to report that in Sex Tape she has outdone herself, not only in terms of her worst movie yet but also in terms of dragging down a rabble of great comedy actors with her. This is Sex Tape everybody and if you make it to the end, congratulations you are probably in a very small club.
Sex Tape follows married couple Annie (Diaz) and Jay (Jason Segel), a happy couple who look to spice things up. When they decide to make a sex tape they unleash a storm of trouble as they accidentally send it to their friends and co-workers and must scramble to get it back before anyone has a chance to see it so that they can avoid ruining their lives for at least a few more days.
The closest you can get to Sex Tape without watching it is an Adam Sandler comedy as they both turn to gross out humour, ridiculous physical comedy and idiotic side characters for most of the films laughs. The problem is that everyone has been told to go so over the top in their performances that the film is almost like pantomime as you expect someone to yell ‘he’s behind you’ at any minute. Not only that but the whole premise is idiotic, not only in a logistical sense but also in how the film feigns to understand the concept of the internet.
However the main problem with Sex Tape isn’t its idiotic plot, its terrible performances or its similarities to Grown Ups (something that should instantly warn you away from it), it’s the fact that the film pretends to be about a couple trying to get their grove back but neither of them seem comfortable with each other at any moment in the film. Diaz and Segel are dreadful together and it sucks the life out of the beginning and end in a way that is unquantifiable and while I can cope with bad jokes and poor acting I can’t deal with a film so poorly thought out that even the casting is dreadful.