Rating : 4/10
Release Date : 17th October, 2014
Time : 91 minutes
Director: Jake Kasdan; Writers: Kate Angelo, Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller; Music : Michael Andrews
Starring : Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe, Harrison Holzer, Sebastian Hedges Thomas
Ten years into marriage, sapped by kids and the humdrum routine of life, a couple, Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, make a sex tape (film themselves having sex), in a desperate attempt to rekindle their sexual fire. However, now they’re faced with the prospect that a lot of their friends and associates, including the mailman, may have it on their iPads (thanks to an autosynch app). And it may even go viral.
The movie really works only till this point – and here are the top five reasons why
1. Ludicrous Situations : Most sane people wouldn’t go about salvaging the situation the way our lead pair does. Their clumsy attempts to retrieve the files, the behavior of the people involved, their dumb excuses, the cheap attempts to draw laughs via a canine displays a tendency to go for the easy route, a la Sajid Khan, rather than work on the script. The whole scene at Rob Lowe's, her future boss, probably the lowest point of the movie.
2. Indian Censors : The most you get to see are Cameron’s perky nipples poking through a white T-Shirt. Our beloved censors (and I include their political masters here), driven by a misplaced, hypocritical sense of morality, do not deem us capable of handling anything further, thus (probably) depriving us of the best parts of the film
3. Cameron Diaz : She has a great figure but doesn’t look hot anymore. Wrinkles, a certain haggardness and that famous smile that wears slightly thin implies that she is unable to carry the film on her once curvaceous frame, which would’ve been a no-brainer in her ‘The Mask’ or 'There's Something About Mary' days
4. Gyaan from Jack Black : Nothing can demonstrate that there is something fundamentally wrong with the thought process and script, as when they have Jack Black, in a brief over-the-top cameo, actually come and dispense life changing pearls of wisdom. Apart from the innate silliness of the specific situation, I just felt they chose the wrong casting option.
5. Indian crowd : Especially in the late night shows, this film is likely to attract the worst kind of crowd, including groups of men, attracted like moths by the title, determined to have fun via cheap remarks, loud laughter and silly behavior. Probably better to wait for it to come on the tv