Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Sex Tape

Welcome back to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Sex Tape – Opening July 25, 2014

I can’t say that this red-band trailer oozes quality, but it does look like a lot of fun. Of director Jake Kasdan’s five feature films, I’ve seen four, all but “The Zero Effect.” I wasn’t a fan of “Bad Teacher” and certainly not “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” but I did enjoy the surprising cleverness of “The TV Set” and “Orange County.” What’s more promising about this one is its cast, led by two performers with vastly different backgrounds who both appeared in “Bad Teacher.” Cameron Diaz was a movie star in the 1990s who later moved on to more complex roles and is now heading back to her comedic roots. Jason Segel became famous because of “How I Met Your Mother,” and R-rated comedies enable him to let his inner child out in a more hilariously profane way. I’m optimistic about this movie because of a film with a somewhat related premise, “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” that was infinitely better than it should have been. This is part of the genre that includes “Knocked Up,” a mature movie about an immature subject that straddles the line between tastefully appropriate and anything but. Ellie Kemper, Rob Corddry, and Rob Lowe are all major players in the supporting cast, sure signs of this being at the very least a fun experience to make. I don’t imagine it will be the funniest movie of the summer, but based on the stars and the recent history of this type of film, I think it will be better than many expect.

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