Annie and Jay marry young and have a family. A decade or so on, they still love each other, but they have lost some of their sexual spontaneity and passion.
So they decide to make a film of themselves working their way through The Joy of Sex in an attempt to spice up their love life. Afterwards, Annie insists that Jay delete the film. But he accidentally uploads it to ‘the cloud’ which is then synced to a pile of iPads that he’s given away. So now they have to hunt down all the gifted iPads in order to delete the video on each one, which turns into an all-night escapade.
I do love both Diaz and Segal as rom com actors. And we’ve seen them together in Bad Teacher. But this flick is a bit ‘hit and miss’. There were some funny moments, but everything else was a tad ordinary. Are rom com directors running out of ideas?
This movie is one in a group of new rom coms that portray the more mature, established relationship. Rather than the couple who have pre-marriage jitters, or the fiance who cheats, or the disgruntled husband, this approach is looking at the couple who are not only really in love, but who are totally into each other for the long haul and like each other immensely. And when the couple really like each other, the viewer really likes them. Like in this film with Annie and Jay.
This theme has also made its way onto TV screens with rom com shows like Up All Night, Friends with Better Lives, Gavin and Stacey, and I suppose Modern Family.
This film wasn’t a total waste of time, I did enjoy most of it, but it’s definitely not a keeper.