Hot Tub Time Machine
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It's silly, stupid, fun - kind of like the old National Lampoon movies (the Chevy Chase ones, not the awful contemporary interpretation of NL). It would be fun to watch while sitting around with a few beers with old friends who remember the time period also. A drinking game or two wouldn't hurt either. For once I didn't regret paying for a money before it came out on HBO or Showtime.
You will probably appreciate this movie a whole lot more if you lived through the 80s, I especially loved the soundtrack-very nostalgic. Do not let the kids watch this one. The Comedy Central version has to bleep out pretty much everything Corddry says.
The plot is minimal, of course. Three high school buddies (John Cusack, Rob Corddry, and Craig Robinson) and John Cusack's nephew Jacob (Clark Duke) revisit the Kodiak Valley Ski Resort where they vacationed in high school days. After a wild night of drinking in a hot tub, the guys wake up in 1986. Besides the predictable jokes about 80s fashion and cassette tapes, there are some nice touches, such as the bell boy of the hotel (in both present and 80s days) being played by Crispin Glover, best known as George McFly from Back to the Future. A running gag involving the possibility of him losing his arm is one of the better comedic things I’ve seen in some time.
Is the film perfect? No. Chevy Chase is wasted in a brief cameo, and it’s a little too silly and slight to be great, but it’s still a pleasant surprise.
I really appreciated the acting too, and the writing was a rare treat for a twenty-first century comedy.
I had a blast watching this movie both me and my hubby laughed so our guts hurt several times. The story is fun and while it is plain comedy there is also a lesson to be learned in it about not giving up one's dreams. The movies is also great for the nostalgic factor. I grew up during the 80's and the movie have really captured the feeling for that decade. I do however have some complaints about this film, it is extremely crude, there is a limit to how long urine, excrements, vomits and sex are funny and they do go over the top several times. Like in one scene when there is a squirrel sitting beside one of the characters and the animal is flung away by a huge torrent of vomit. It may be that I am a girl, but I think the movie got far to crude at times.
The acting in this movie is good, and while it have some problems I think the good outweighs the bad. However this is the kind of movie where one turn one's brain of and just go with the flow for if one try to put any kind of intelligence behind the absurdities then it just falls apart. I would give this movie 3 and a half star if I could but since I can't give half stars I end up on 3 stars.
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wonderful dvd awesome condition and great price above and beyondPublished 12 days ago by Micheal Collins
This was an entertaining throwback movie to watch. Very uncomplicated and fun. Not one to choose if you are looking for an intellectual experience.Published 12 days ago by Tamara M.
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well it's long out. 2011 ,
it's an ok flick. and the blu ray is the one to get.
Apr 23, 2011 by Michael Dobey | See all 2 posts