Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

Director: Steve Pink

Writers: Josh Heald, Sean Anders, John Morris

Composer: Christophe Beck

Starring: John Cusack, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Sebastian Stan, Lyndsy Fonseca, Crispin Glover, Chevy Chase, Charlie McDermott, Lizzy Caplan, Collette Wolfe

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Kick Some Past

Plot: A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again?  Probably not.  Once is good.

I think it helps a little to have been around when BETTER OFF DEAD (1985) came out (I graduated HS in '86).  The setting of a ski resort and the quick reference to "2 dollars" is the only thing that references that film but it's fun on its own.  Everyone is funny (Cusack the least of which) and has plenty of moments to shine.  Glover cracked me up as did Duke.  Not all of the gags worked and some were too silly but there were some great moments.  The pacing is quick, the ending is hilarious and it's a fun flick. 

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