Sex Tape (2014)
When Jay and Annie first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea – until they discover that their most private video is no longer private. With their reputations on the line, they know they’re just one click away from being laid bare to the world... but as their race to reclaim their video leads to a night they'll never forget, they'll find that their video will expose even more than they bargained for.
Gripping story with well-crafted characters
In other words,this film is a surreal ride.
It’s sentimental, ridiculously long and only occasionally funny
A film of deceptively outspoken contemporary relevance, this is cinema at its most alert, alarming and alive.
America's sweetheart turns into a rap-loving, F bomb, A bomb and S bomb spouting shrew. Segal also cannot get through a sentence without the same. Since that has become a substitute for good writing, funny lines, and a clever story in most films today, I was not surprised. But they are a family in this travesty, with little kids, yet they think it is hilarious being low-life scum bags. Why? Because shocking and drowning the middle class with the most amoral behavior became Hollywood's mission during the Obama era. Of course, every other film is a race bait, anti-white tirade of some sort they all believe we deserve after $2 trillion in programs we paid for aimed at minorities, and subjecting ourselves to a school curriculum with no educational purpose other than shaming Americans. This puerile, vile, hate speech targeted at those few of us that still believe this is a great country, will make traditional people nauseous. Parents who believe they should raise kids with good values should write all of these people off, including actors, directors, producers and other Hollywood miscreants.
Married with children, booking slots so you can have personal time with your significant other, only for something to happen to ruin the mood. If this sounds like you then you will probably enjoy this bawdy comedy.Our ordinary couple Annie and Jay finally get some time to themselves, as Mrs C would say, "...to get Frisky!" Only trouble is they just can't perform as neither of their hearts are in it and they're not in the mood. Then they have the wonderful idea of making a "Sex Tape" using their iPad. With the thought of this little bit of kinkiness, the clothes come off and the evenings fun begins. For four hours straight they act out all the Joy of Sex positions.The next day, feeling less stressed and considerably happy Jay learns that the tape has been sent to all his business clientele, for whom he'd given iPods that were synced to his own. He'd even given the postman one for Christmas and it was his e-mail saying how much he'd enjoyed the video that drops the penny in Jay's skull.From here on in it's a race to delete all the movies before people can see them, especially Annie's new boss Hank, played by Rob Lowe.American comedy has a potential to be immature and puerile when it comes to sex, staying in the realms of "toilet" humour. However, this film is a couple of notches above that and, at times, is quite funny with an adult resolve. The cast do an excellent job, especially Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in the lead roles. It's the story and direction which let the story down, though. There's not enough laughs in the main body of the film to really carry it and it could have done with some more twists and turns. Strange thing is, the funniest part of the film, which had me laughing my arse off, was at the end of the movie. It's the sex scene's from the "Sex Tape" Annie and Jay make. Why the director decided to put them at the end of the movie is a quandary as, had they been in the scene where they make the video, it would've added some much-needed laughter at the correct point in the film. This is a major fail in a comedy film. However, they didn't make the cutting room floor, and they really did make me howl, so I upped the score of the film.This is a fun film to watch with your loved one, especially if you're middle-aged and can relate to the situation.
Torture, that's the word that springs to mind when someone asks me what Sex Tape was like. They shouldn't bother with water boarding in Guantanamo just roll in a TV showing sex tape and within 20min the imprisoned individual will tell you whatever you need to know. CIA if you're reading this, your welcome. Jay (Jason Segal) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) are a happily married couple, however with most couples that are married with children their sex life is lacking, it has fell to the way side in the recent years. So one night they decide to spice things up get drunk and film a sex tape on their I-pad, a 3 hour long sex tape. Jay unconsciously uploads the sex tape via the cloud, which happens to be linked to all the devices he once had in his possession. Those devices include the number of I-pads that the couple gave their friends, family, business acquaintances and even the grey bearded Gandalf looking mailman. For the duration of the movie Jay and Annie scramble around the neighbourhood trying to steal the I-pads back so they can delete the sex tape off the devices before anyone is the wiser. Jason Segal is renowned for his great comedy flicks ever since he entered the scene on Freaks and Geeks in 1999. You can imagine my utter disappointment when I had to endure this torturous flick while waiting for Jason Segal to somehow turn it all around .that moment never came. It was a very awkward performance from both Jason and Cameron with the jokes being very forced and the physical comedy unbelievable and unnatural. They tried to hard and you could see it the whole movie. I wont even touch on the fact that Jason Segals character Jay is supposed to be a tech savvy man that boasts on earlier that he can organise all his music libraries but is incapable of understanding the very simple principle of the cloud and its properties. Cameron Diaz 15 years ago could have distracted the terrible dialogue and plot with her bare naked behind but those days are dead and gone, not even her good body at her age could pull away from the poor acting, plot, and overall abysmal excuse for a comedy. Do yourself a favour and tape over sex tape ..why the movies is called sex tape and they take a recording on their I-phone is beyond me. Mr. unimpressed remains extremely unimpressed.
With Cameron Diaz on hand you expect this movie to heat up and show some funny stuff.Instead the movie becomes predictable and boringly flat. The realism of the plot is just too contrived. No matter how hard the cast works, nothing happens.what is really strange is there is little chemistry here and that is second worst thing.The worst is the contrived Hollywood ending. Enough said. post this in the cloud and lose it.After that realize that salami is just another lunch meat to eat only this film lacks the rye bread to really flavor it properly/