A MOVIE ABOUT A MOVIE THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE.
After being married for almost a decade, raising kids, Annie and Jay (Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel) spice up their sex life by making a private tape… but it is accidentally uploaded to the cloud. A raunchy comedy that tries to connect to understandable fears in our tech-heavy times; as Segel says in the film, who even knows what the cloud is? Still, the whole set-up is improbable and made worse by an excruciatingly long, unfunny visit to Rob Lowe’s weird mansion. We may sympathize… but there are no laughs here.
2014-U.S. 94 min. Color. Directed by Jake Kasdan. Screenplay: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller, Kate Angelo. Cast: Cameron Diaz (Annie), Jason Segel (Jay), Rob Corddry (Robbie), Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe, Nat Faxon… Kumail Nanjiani. Cameo: Jack Black.
Trivia: Stoller was reportedly first considered as director.
Razzie: Worst Actress (Diaz).