"When Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) 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 – why not? – 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."
First off, credit where credit due, Segel and Diaz bounce off each other on screen and have solid chemistry as the comedic husband and wife duo. The story is a solid premise but it is in it's execution that the movie falls short. Expectations are there for the pair's attempts to retrieve the iPads from their friends, families and coworkers to lead them on a crazy path but this just doesn't happen. The largest "set piece" is set in Rob Lowe's supporting character's mansion which comes across as forced and overlong. There is plenty of opportunity given for the filmmaker to use the sex tape of the title to create some embarrassing moments for our characters but they never do. There is a subplot in relation to Diaz' character Annie being up for a lucrative new job and as luck would have it, she just happens to have given her boss (Lowe) one of their spare iPads but said plot is concluded in the aforementioned set piece in the mansion which is a shame.
#Sextape could be okay for a date (plenty of bum shots of both Segel and Diaz for the lads and ladies too! ;) ) or if you have a spare 94mins to waste. I doubt many will be crying out for a sequel or awaiting the bluray release with baited breath.