Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe
Directed by: Jake Kasdan
MPAA Rating: R
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Running time: 94 minutes
Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars
Holy shit! I haven’t laughed as hard as I did in “Sex Tape” in a long time. The first time I saw the trailer to this I just knew it was going to be amazing. And guess what? All the funny gags (out of the gutter people, focus!) are not in the trailer. This movie is equally funny throughout. The real key for this film’s success is the fact that it is actually only 94 minutes long! Suck that Judd Apatow! No matter how amazing and funny a comedy is, there is no way for it to keep it up for that long (damn it, this is your last warning). Real critics aka pretentious hotshots that love to use big words, will most likely hate this but screw them because I had a blast with this film and so did the audience that I saw it with. Actually, I will even say that this was the funniest film that I have seen this year so far. So have drink, kick back and enjoy this flick!
Jay and Annie are two people that fall in love and absolutely love having sex with each other. After they get pregnant and decide to get married, they find that they need to find a way to get that spark back in their live. You know we all have been through this people! So they decide that in order to spice this up a bit, they shoot a sex tape of them practicing ever position in the book “The Joy of Sex”..for three hours. Of course instead of deleting it after they were done like they said they would, it gets uploaded to their iTunes Cloud and synced to all their friends, family and even some strangers including the mailman (Ow, why did I just get hit?). The couple and their two friends set out to try and stop the rest of the world from seeing this sex tape and of course in the process, mucho hilarity ensues.
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel are fantastic together. I have to admit, Segel looks a little strange since the weight loss but good for him. They are hysterical together in a kind of sexy awkward way. Rob Corddry and Ellie Kemper are also hysterical as their friends who set out to help them. Great laughs from them as well. But the winner of this film is easily the great Rob Lowe. From the moment he steps in front of the camera, this guy owns this entire movie. I mean every word he speaks is practically gold. He just nails it. Great cast. Great laughs. Nice and tight (Oh, what the hell…OH YEAH!)…running time. This is definitely a must see of the summer! So parents if you got kids, get a sitter and don’t miss this flick!