Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sex Tape Review - 1 Star

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel play a married couple who have lost the magic in their marriage.  “Sex Tape” begins with a montage of the couple’s early days when they enjoyed anytime anywhere non stop sex.   Now we find them ten years later with two small children and a fully packed schedule.  Jason produces music videos and goes through I Pads as part of his business.  Cameron spies his latest I Pad suggests a sex tape.  The interesting thing about this turn of events is:  the movie begins on a realistic note.  All of us remember the early bloom of our various romances when we couldn’t get enough of each other.  I bought that and fondly thought back to my own dating life.  But I can’t jump to “Sex tape’s” next level:  that a sex tape will bring magic back.  After the initial set up, “Sex Tape” dissolves into a run of the mill sitcom comedy with many dumb elements including a mean dog chasing Segal, and a leering future boss played by Rob Lowe – who many years ago survived, barely, a sex tape scandal of his own.  I liked Rob Cordrey and Ellie Kemper as Jason and Cameron’s best friends.  But they can’t keep “Sex Tape” from looking like the desperate project it is.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Nude back shots of Cameron Diaz.  Is it entertaining?  Desperate comedy.  Is it worth the price of admission?  No.