This weekend, it’s all “Sex,” all the time.
Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz are the stars of “Sex Tape,” director Jake Kasdan’s new romantic comedy about a married couple who make a sex tape, then struggle to keep it from the public when it leaks to their friends’ iPads. To hear critics tell it, “Sex Tape” presents the world with some of the sexiest versions of Segel and Diaz yet — but for others, there’s simply no “Sex” appeal to be found.
Check out what reviewers are saying about “Sex Tape”:
“Looking to rev up their near-nonexistent sex life, young married parents Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) decide to make a sex tape wherein they’ll try out every position demonstrated in the classic book The Joy of Sex. All goes well — until Jay’s iPad is unintentionally synced with all the iPads they’d given friends and family as gifts, allowing their private sex tape to possibly end up being seen by their loved ones. Scrambling to retrieve the iPads, Jay and Annie soon realize how dreadfully out of touch they are with modern technology and how much worse their situation’s going to get before it gets better.” — Jim Vejvoda, IGN Movies
The Good “Sex”
“Perhaps the best thing about Sex Tape is that it never gets icky or squicky or squeamish; ’Sex Tape,’ unlike most American comedies, talks about sex as if it were something two consenting adults might enjoy as part of their committed relationship, not just a source of humiliation-based ’humor’ and cringe-based ’comedy.’ You buy Annie and Jay’s relationship, and you get that they’re two loving people who don’t quite know how to reconnect; you also get that their desperate mission brings back some of what they’ve been missing.” — James Rocchi, About.com
The So-So “Sex”
“There’s an energy to ’Sex Tape,’ and two very amusing lead performances that make this a more than passable comedy. But there’s something holding it back at every turn, as if the film is afraid to be too smart, and is unwilling to sacrifice all the easy jokes that came with this high-concept premise free of charge. But it is amusing nevertheless, and even a little sexy; Cameron Diaz certainly hasn’t been filmed this lovingly since ’The Mask.'” — William Bibbiani, CraveOnline.com
The Disappointing “Sex”
“In a not-far-off Internet future, ’Sex Tape’ will be seen less as a comedy about a loving couple resparking their physical intimacy through shared misadventure than as a satire about technologically clueless clods who still think information resides on individual devices. That is, if this movie gets rewatched at all—a prospect which, like accidentally posting your three-hour sex tutorial to the Internet, seems both ill-advised and unlikely.” — Dana Stevens, Salon.com
The Final Word
“’Sex Tape’ is a comedy with a great deal of potential. It looks for laughs by blending romantic-comedy themes and R-rated hijinks, along with a splash of the weird technology-filled world we live in. Director Jake Kasdan assembled a talented group of familiar and funny actors to fill out the cast, and, to their credit, they successfully elicit a few laughs on their own merit. What the film can’t overcome, however, is a broken approach to its own plot that, at the end, comes across as small, uneven, and, at times, lazy.” — Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlend.com
“Sex Tape” is in theaters now.