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  • Summary: 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 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. [Columbia Pictures] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 36
  2. Negative: 14 out of 36
  1. 70
    At heart, it’s about as naughty as an old Disney movie with Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, and an unruly Great Dane. I liked its gung-ho slapstick spirit, though. No one’s slacking off.
  2. Reviewed by: Leah Greenblatt
    Jul 17, 2014
    It's clumsy and wacky and intermittently amusing, and Rob Lowe looks like he's having a great time playing Real-Life Ned Flanders With a Deeply Weird Side once again.
  3. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Jul 17, 2014
    It's just an exhausted idea coasting on the charm of its stars.
  4. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Jul 17, 2014
    Since it's a comedy, much could be forgiven if the film was consistent in generating laughs, but the comedy is as erratic as the couple's sex life.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Jul 17, 2014
    Viewers seeking a fresh comedy, a seductive romp, or even just an escape from boredom for a couple hours will be left dismally unsatisfied by this stilted, nearly humorless, non-titillating slog.
  6. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Jul 16, 2014
    It’s less a movie than a bad sitcom episode stretched to feature length and raunched up to an R rating.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Jul 21, 2014
    Massively stupid: preposterous yet boring.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 12 out of 21
  1. Aug 5, 2014
    The movie Sex Tape isn't bad. Though, I wouldn't consider it to be a comedy movie. Lifestyle movie? Maybe. But there are a few memorable moments on the movie. If you wanna learn how to do sex, this movie could possibly help you how to do it. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention one of the most memorable moment you guys might like is probably the dog biting scene. So my suggestion, go on and see it. Expand
  2. Aug 10, 2014
    It's funny. I laughed. Not sure why people are loathing this film. There are wore comedies this year (Tammy), there are as funny comedies this year (Million Ways to Die) and there much funnier films (Jump Street). If you can overlook the structure flaws, it should be a good enough time. Expand
  3. Aug 21, 2014
    most of it is pretty good, but not great. The middle of the film, where they actually try to retrieve the tape is where the film sags like a flat tire. Expand
  4. Jul 26, 2014
    Horrible movie. Not FUNNY. It was cool to see these two on screen in bad teacher and this is obviously trying to piggyback off the success of that. it FAILS. Expand
  5. Jul 21, 2014
    It's ridiculously raunchy and dirty, and at the same time it's also painfully cringe-inducing and unfunny. Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel try far too hard in this film and a majority of the gags fall flat on their face. And at the film's halfway mark, it becomes surprisingly boring. A few mildly amusing one-liners as well as a random, pointless five-minute cameo from Jack Black couldn't even save this one. Easily the worst comedy I've seen all year. Expand
  6. Jul 31, 2014
    It had become very apparent to me early on during my viewing of “Sex Tape” that Cameron Diaz, and Jason Siegel were going to have remarkable on screen chemistry. Then the unthinkable happened, the first five minutes ended. Where to begin? is a question that is never asked in the treacherous debacle that is “Sex Tape”. A bland attempt at a lude-and raunchy R rated comedy, that is not only poorly scripted, but severely unfunny in all the wrong ways.
    The film follows the early sex lives of one Jay (Siegel) and Annie (Diaz), we (the audience) know nothing about the couple at first. just that they love having sex. (As showcased within the films first hefty five minute montage - these scenes alone earned the hard R rating). Fast forward a few years -- and they have a couple kids, and are happily married. Annie is on the verge of the biggest breakthrough of her career (selling her blog to a huge branding company) headed by a douchey, crazy, and creepy Rob Lowe. While Jay is a successful songwriter, and musician. Between the jobs and the children sex is hardly ever an option. However, on a brink night to celebrate Annie’s new job. In a last ditch effort to restore some flair and originality into their sex lives...the couple inadvertently make a three hour long escapade. Thinking all was free and clear, their sex tape accidently leaks into the cloud and becomes available to all their closest friends and family. This results in a wild goose chase to “erase” all the evidence before it’s too late.

    “Sex Tape” is by far one of the more intriguing premises this year has to offer. I mean ask yourself..”if you made a sex tape?” would you want your mom seeing it? heavens no. So my props go to Jake Kasdan and Jason Siegel for making a cool premise, That is, of course, the extent of my appreciation. From then on the movie wallows in self pity, and never takes off from the standard set. At one point Diaz character says “the quality of writing in porn has really gone down these days”. I immediately thought to myself “and so has this movie” ..this was a whopping twenty minutes into the film, where I knew there was no going back.

    With most films that start off poorly you keep gesturing to your inner self “it’s going to get better, stick with it” and besides from a fun cameo towards the end of the fIlm (I won’t reveal who) “Sex Tape” is just moronic and plain boring. Picture an hour and forty minute long trailer..except with no humor, no jokes, and not a sensible care in the world. The film co-stars Rob Lowe in his worst date. In comparison..when you look at earlier films this year “Blended” for example, was a film that knew its boundaries, and it didn’t try to be better than it was. “Sex Tape” think’s it’s funny, and keeps mustering up the same lame one-liners that just leave you sitting in your seat checking your watch constantly wondering where the film is going. I was not a big fan of Kasdan and companies last film “Bad Teacher” I thought the bawdy humor didn’t mesh well with the plot at hand. I suppose the same goes “Sex Tape” in a sense. Not to mention this film has the most absurd amount of product placement I have ever seen. Ok..we get like Apple products. Give me a break!.

    “Sex Tape” is a film that comes on strong..and then surprisingly pushes you away. There are some moments where I laughed (preferably the aforementioned cameo). Sloppy characters, and even sloppier jokes (Even by R rated standards). Siegel belting out his lines in a high pitched squeal doesn’t help either. I admire the passion and devotion our two leads have to this film. (Diaz especially) However, as with most films with a intricate premise. “Sex Tape” is the latest addition to take something cool, and make it dull and lifeless.


    By: Nate Adams

    Directed By: Jake Kasdan

    Rated: R
    Runtime: 100 mins
    Studio: Sony
    Release Date: July 18th 2014

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  7. Aug 30, 2014
    Absolutely horrible movie!No funny moments and total lack of humor.I nearly fell asleep after a few minutes. Do not see this movie on cinema,waste of money! Expand

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