Flash Movie Review: Sex Tape

More than likely it is not its intentions, but life’s daily requirements can put an added burden on living. It can be tough on one person; however, if there are more people involved it can be harder. I have seen and been a victim to the aftermath of a relationship that suffered under the weight of life’s pressures. Some people can lose motivation and become lethargic. They may become depressed, feeling as if they are running on a torturous racetrack without an exit ramp. No matter how in love two people are, there is always a big adjustment when they form a union and begin to share responsibilities. It is similar to living in a balloon where the two of you are working hard to keep it inflated with your dreams, aspirations and hopes; but the outside world keeps demanding too much time from you and with you being occupied, your balloon begins to show signs of soft loose wrinkles. I now know going into a relationship my hectic schedule presents an immediate challenge. My class time depletes the finite amount of free time I have available to socialize. This is why I feel it is extra important to communicate and make sure I setup down time where the two of us can come to a place where we can talk, share, express and experience life in a way that adds to our growth.    ANNIE and Jay, played by Cameron Diaz (There’s Something about Mary, The Other Woman) and Jason Segel (This is 40, The Muppets), were at a similar place in their relationship in this comedy film. The energy they wanted to devote to each other was being used towards their jobs and children, leaving little time to be romantic. To help in that department, Annie and Jay came up with the idea to film themselves being romantic; but a screwup made their lovemaking public on the internet. The mortified couple would have to go to extreme measures if they wanted to keep their dignity. Here is an instance where the movie trailer tells it all. Though the setup to the movie was good, nothing else was offered but a series of stunts to garner a laugh. I chuckled at a couple of things, but I did not find anything different or original to make me laugh. Rob Lowe (The Invention of Lying, The West Wing-TV) as Hank was the most fun character out of the cast. If you feel this movie will offer you some relief from your daily grind then by all means go see it; personally, I would find a better diversion.

 

2 stars

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From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on July 24, 2014, in Comedy and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I enjoyed reading your introduction as always and very much agree with the bubble analogy. I will probably see this movie after it comes to cable. A bit off topic, but I have a new appreciation for Diaz after seeing her play a darker character in The Counselor even though the movie lost momentum and seemed to miss a lot of opportunities for improvement.

    • Good observation by you on The Counselor and yes, Diaz was a surprise with that role. Of course, smart move waiting to see this film on cable. Thanks for the comments.

  2. I saw this movie and enjoyed Rob Lowe the most and the scene in his house with Jason Segel being chased by a dog. I laughed my head off as the dog kept coming back to get him. Slapstick is always funny!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and the like. I enjoyed your reviews! I will follow for more.

    • I, too, was surprised by Rob’s role; he was the most entertaining. Thanks for the kind words and it was my pleasure to visit your wonderful site. Keep up the good work.

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