Do Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel bring the heat or the laughs?
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Worst: The sex tape footage itself
Diaz and Segel are both attractive people and the latter worked his butt off to get in as best shape possible for the film's notorious "real" sex tape. And while both actors have to be credited for going as buff as possible, the sex tape itself was pretty tame. A lot of the set ups used from "The Book of Sex" just weren't that funny. Moreover, having that be the source of their sex tape made it a bit dated. Is that book really seen as jaw-dropping as it was in the 1970's. Overall, the sequence that what should have been the saving grace of the movie landed with a bit of a dud. Was that because of the larger issue of few sparks between the film's leads, the script, the direction or a combination of all three? Your guess is as good as ours.
- Gregory Ellwood