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Sex Tape

Sex Tape
Starring:
 Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz


Rated: R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use.
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: July 18, 2014 Released by: Columbia Pictures

Poorly written and directed Sex Tape is a bad movie.

We have some sense that Cameron Diaz is attempt ion to fill the role of a wife who is missing the excitement of having sex as she did when she first met her husband, Jason Segel.  But it's only an attempt.  The script by Kate Angelo and Jason Segel strangles itself with dull dragged out scenes, even when some of the comedy is showing exposed sex positions. 

There is no sensuality exhibited even when Diaz is running around in her underwear, and Segel is no prince to look at.  

The idea which is developed badly is around a couple who decide to make a porn tape because it would be fun and a turn on to get their intimate life back on track.  When the tape ends up on some laptops which Segel has distributed and is near to being placed on a world wide porn site the two take drastic action to stop the distribution from happening. 

Friends get in on the action, Diaz's potential new boss gets a copy and even the mailman may have a copy.  Their quest to quash the video runs from silly to ridiculous and the dialogue drags on until we are bored to death.  

Perhaps the idea of the script could have had some legs by bringing  out the panic of getting  the couple back in bed together even when they have two kids, jobs, and a little bit of age to deal with. But no luck.  It all falls flat and we find Sex Tape is dull.  

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