Yesterday, I blogged about Alyson Hannigan, a beloved character from the famous TV show How I Met Your Mother. Today, I get to ramble about another one of the stars of this show… Jason Segel. Segel plays Marshall in the show, another one of the mains, who coincidentally is married to Hannigan’s character. Anyways, the reason for this speech is a hilariously funny movie I watched today; Sex Tape (trailer at the bottom of this post). I seriously laughed almost throughout the entire movie! But, let me tell ya, doing my regular research with this movie was more difficult than usual… because of its title, let’s just say, it’s easy to get unwanted search results hehe. So, bottom line, movie is about a couple that’s been married for ten years and have two kids. When they feel like their sex life is not what it used to be, they start brainstorming ideas of how to spice it up. After deciding to make a sex tape, it accidentally gets released for the world to see. What is this couple willing to do to save their reputation?
Segel plays Jay, married to famous blogger (yay!) Annie, played by Cameron Diaz. My opinion? What could have easily been a dud of a movie, turned into a great one, because both of the fact that these actors are simply amazing. I mean, my loyalty for Jason Segel is clear, but it’s not the only reason why I like him so much. I’ve now seen him in several different kinds of roles, and he nailed all of them. Also, he has a very unique quality I find, one that makes all of these roles very believable… he is an extremely genuine actor. And, Diaz? Well, her I’ve seen in a gazillion movies, and I think this fact speaks for itself. She is very well liked and has been asked to be in this many movies. So, these two great actors turned a potentially raunchy movie into a clever comedy about marriage, commitment, and well, sex.
Something I think really added to this success, were some of these great quotes:
- Jay: “Nobody understands the cloud.”
- Hank: “Can I get you anything? Coffee? Finger sandwiches?… Sliced pineapple?”
- Annie: “I love fucking you.” Jay: “I fucking love you.” (a personal fave)