Directed by Jake Kasdan; written by Kate Angelo, Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, based on a story by Ms. Angelo; director of photography, Tim Suhrstedt; edited by Tara Timpone and Steve Edwards; music by Michael Andrews; production design by Jefferson Sage; costumes by Debra McGuire; produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch; released by Columbia Pictures. Running time: 1 hour 46 minutes.
WITH: Cameron Diaz (Annie), Jason Segel (Jay), Rob Corddry (Robby), Ellie Kemper (Tess), Rob Lowe (Hank), Nat Faxon (Max), Sebastian Hedges Thomas (Clive), Giselle Eisenberg (Nell), Nancy Lenehan (Linda) and Jack Black.
Sex Tape had me laughing my ass off from start to finish! The saga of Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) will resonate with most long married couples. When they first meet, the pair can’t keep their hands off each other, with every glance at each other an invitation to copulate. But, years later, as they face the dual responsibilities of busy work lives and parenting, they can barely find time to even kiss. To spice it up a bit, they decide to make a sex tape. All hell breaks loose, when Jay accidentally uploads their 3-hour epic drunken reenactment of the “Joy Of Sex” – (watch for this book to hit the bestsellers list again!) – to the cloud.
Like their first turn in “Bad Teacher,” the comedic chemistry between hard-bodied Diaz and Segal is once again on display. There are also a ton of great supporting characters, including Rob Corddry and Ellie Kemper, as Jay and Annie’s lusty friends. Other standouts are Harrison Holzer, as the brat, who tries to blackmail them and Rob Lowe as Annie’s partying future boss. Jack Black steals the show as a web porn king!
Although there were a few scenes that ran out of steam midway – the Rob Lowe party scene was way too long – all in all, the script was funny. While not a comic classic, Sex Tape is worth a visit to your multiplex.