SEX TAPE (Jake Kasdan). 95 minutes. Opens Friday July 18. For venues and times, see Movies. Rating: NNN
Sex Tape is an okay time-waster with a few big laughs, more small ones and a lot of unfunny time spent on people yelling in panic.
After 10 years and two kids, sex is rare and stale for Annie and Jay (Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel). They spice things up by making a sex tape, which somehow gets forwarded to tablets held by a small group of friends, including Annie's prospective employer (Rob Lowe). The tablets must be recovered.
Lowe has the best role. He's a new-agey billionaire with a boundless ego. He sits downstairs, doing coke with the always funny Diaz, while Segel battles a guard dog upstairs. These are the best scenes in the movie but, sadly, they arrive an hour in and the climax is way too far off.
The film gets a bit of edge from the social satire behind its obvious laughs about sex. Our heroes are profoundly embarrassed about what they've done, but their friends are cool with it, and it falls to a sex tape entrepreneur (Jack Black, perfect for once) to lay out the moral.