Movie Review: Sex Tape

 

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The other night I sat down with my wife and decided to watch a new comedy. After searching, I realized that Sex Tape was just about the only recent comedy we hadn’t seen yet. So, we paid our $6 and got it started.

Sex Tape stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal as a married couple that’s sex life has been non-existent since having children. After some good news, they decide to celebrate by getting a babysitter and trying to have a night to themselves. But when things don’t go right, they make a sex tape and, of course, it doesn’t get deleted.

The tape spreads through the cloud on iPads that Segel’s character had given out and now they must go out and try to retrieve all of them. But when the son of their friends tries to blackmail them, they must go to extreme measures to erase the existence of the tape.

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The movie has its high points and really funny moments. Diaz and Segel play the characters that everyone expects them to play. For many, it can seem like this could be any movie that either of them have been in. The real surprises were in the supporting cast.

Rob Corddry and Ellie Kemper play Robbie and Tess, a married couple that are friends of the main characters. They have some really funny moments that helped in weak spots in the movie. Jack Black shines in a cameo as the owner of YouPorn. And perhaps the best role in the movie is that of Hank, played by Rob Lowe. Hank is the typical corporate type until we see him at home listening to heavy metal and snorting coke.

As I said, Sex Tape has its moments that make it worth seeing. But, in the end, it is the typical raunchy comedy with most of the same recycled bits. If you are looking for a good laugh and simple story, it is worth a shot. But if you are looking for something new, well, just keep looking.

Daryl Karpinski Jr.

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