5.1/10
102,578
184 user 206 critic

Sex Tape (2014)

Trailer
1:44 | Trailer
A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts.

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Writers:

Kate Angelo (screenplay), Jason Segel (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
1,967 ( 540)
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Bad Teacher (2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.

Director: Jake Kasdan
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been betraying. And when yet another love affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-timing S.O.B.

Director: Nick Cassavetes
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.

Director: Tom Vaughan
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry
Bad Moms (2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun and comedic self-indulgence.

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Stars: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young man and woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications.

Director: Will Gluck
Stars: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson
The Change-Up (2011)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Dave is a married man with three kids and a loving wife, and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain, lightning strikes and they switch bodies.

Director: David Dobkin
Stars: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A group of young adults navigate love and relationships in New York City.

Director: Christian Ditter
Stars: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

As their own mothers drop in unexpectedly, our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas.

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Stars: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together.

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.

Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Gio Perez
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Diaz ... Annie
Jason Segel ... Jay
Rob Corddry ... Robby
Ellie Kemper ... Tess
Rob Lowe ... Hank
Nat Faxon ... Max
Nancy Lenehan ... Linda
Giselle Eisenberg ... Nell
Harrison Holzer ... Howard
Sebastian Hedges Thomas Sebastian Hedges Thomas ... Clive
Timothy Brennen ... Walt
Krisztina Koltai Krisztina Koltai ... Marta
Randall Park ... Edward
Joe Stapleton ... Piper Bros. Executive
James Wilcox ... Charlie
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A movie about a movie they don't want you to see. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Sex Site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

18 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Basic Math See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,608,152, 20 July 2014

Gross USA:

$38,543,473

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$126,069,509
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In this movie, Rob Lowe plays a character called Hank. In the TV series Californication, Rob Lowe plays a character called Eddie Nero who wants to portray the character of Hank Moody (played by David Duchovny) in a movie adaptation of Moody's novel "F*cking & Punching". See more »

Goofs

In viewing the tape, there are multiple camera shots when only one iPad was used. See more »

Quotes

Hank: Can I get you anything? Coffee? Finger sandwiches?... Sliced pineapple?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mr. Plinkett's Ghostbusters 2016 Review (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Concert Pitch
Written by Nick Littlemore (as Nicholas Littlemore), Peter Mayes, Jonathan Sloan and Luke Steele
Performed by Empire of the Sun (as Empire Of The Sun)
Courtesy of EMI Recorded Music Australia
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A poor vehicle to show off Diaz's (acting) talents
26 September 2014 | by bob-the-movie-manSee all my reviews

Cameron Diaz is someone that must be so, SO depressing for many middle-aged women. Bursting onto the screen like a shimmering vision of hotness in "The Mask" when only 21 she then appeared as a highly believable high-school student 4 years later in "There's Something about Mary". Now SIXTEEN years after that in "Sex Tape" the 42-year old Diaz again plays - in a flashback scene - her character Annie as a semi-naked college student - still with a gravity-defying body that seems to refuse to age. There IS something about Diaz!

Sex Tape taps into the general truism that "nobody understand The Cloud" with a storyline that is, I believe, quite novel. Married couple Annie and Jay (Diaz and Jason Segel), generally battered by life and parenthood, try to revive their flagging sex-life by making a home-made porn movie on Jay's new iPad. This private adventure in movie-making is meant to be deleted immediately afterwards: easy come, easy trash.

Unfortunately this is where the Cloud steps in, since the new iPad synchronises all new music and videos to storage in the Cloud using an app delightfully called 'Frankensynch'. However it then simultaneously also synchs the material down to all Jay's previously owned iPads. For reasons of utter geekdom, and showing far too much of the excess of American consumerism, Jay gets each and every new model of iPad that comes out which means there are a significant number of old models that have been gifted to friends, family and business associates of the couple.

This modern and topical set-up leads to scenes of classic farce as Annie and Jay desperately try to retrieve all copies of the video before it can destroy their reputation and particularly the hopes of selling Annie's squeaky-clean 'motherhood' blog to the equally squeaky-clean 'Piper Brothers' corporation, headed by Hank Rosenbaum (Rob Lowe).

The film should be commended for the premise of its novel story by Kate Angelo. However, in terms of the screenplay and the execution by director Jake Kasdan ("Bad Teacher"), the movie is extremely lumpy and uneven.

True that there are some laugh-out loud moments in the film. One in particular with an Alsatian and iPhone's 'Siri' - whilst strongly plagiarising similar scenes in "Something about Mary" and "Father of the Bride" - is still a crackingly funny sequence. However other parts of the film are weighed down with tediously lengthy dialogue between Annie and Jay about the meaning of love and sex in their relationship and these just seems to kill the momentum of both the film and the comedy. The scene outside Rosenbaum's house is a case in point.

In addition, the character U-turn by Harrison Holzer's Howard and the whole scene at the internet IT shop - with Jack Black, the friendly face of porn - is lame and nonsensical.

Diaz, having fully demonstrated her comedic talents throughout her career, is great in this film and Segel has his moments, although is perhaps a bit of an acquired taste. Rob Corddry ("Hot Tub Time Machine") and Ellie Kemper ("The (US) Office") are also very funny as the best friends brought into the secret and suitably spicing up their own sex life as a result.

But once again (as in "Behind the Candelabra") it is Rob Lowe who steals the show as the outrageously ego-centric and manic Rosenbaum. The paintings around his house depicting himself inserted into classic Disney scenes are hilarious: I'd pay to see a sequel of "Meet the Rosenbaums".

As you might guess from the title, the film is very rude with a good deal of nudity, sex and bad language. But more disturbing to me was the casual encouragement to partake in hard drugs (cocaine in this case), depicted as both 'cool' and something that the lead character Annie would "like to try again". I have never taken drugs, and never intend to, which probably puts me in a minority of the population these days! But unless films are based around drug use/taking and display the negative and destructive sides of their use, my firm view is that they should NOT appear in films in such a trivialising manner. Drugs destoy lives. The fact that this film only has a (UK) certification of '15' I find staggering: censors... just say "no".

In summary: great concept, with great potential, but poorly executed.

(If you enjoyed this review, please check out my other reviews on bob-the-movie-man.com, and sign up to "Follow the Fad". Thanks!).


14 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 184 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed