Hot Tub Time Machine
Release year: 2010
Director: Steve Pink
Screenwriter: Josh Heald, Sean Anders, John Morris
Starring: John Cusack, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Sebastian Stan, Lyndsy Fonseca, Crispin Glover, Chevy Chase
Adam (Cusack) has just broken up with his girlfriend and together with his nephew and two equally struggling friends Nick (Robinson) and Lou (Corddry) he goes to the winter resort where they had their best times as young. During a drunken night in the hot tub, the four wakes up in 1986.
Perfectly capturing the worst of the 1980s, Hot Tub Time Machine is a time travelling comedy that manage to use every opportunity to make you laugh. From the hairstyles to how experience look different through adult eyes, watching the three friends re-live their youth, and poor Jacob experiencing his slutty mum, is hilarous. Cusack (High Fidelity, 2000), Robinson (This Is the End, 2013) and especially Corddry (Warm Bodies, 2013) are well-casted as the three middle aged men while Duke (Kick-Ass, 2010) is sweet as the nerdy nephew. But the true star of the movie is the decade of leg warmers, neon colours and a black Michael Jackson. If you haven’t lived in the decade, you will undoubtedly miss out on some of the jokes, but not to worry, there are plenty of jokes. With Chase (National Lampoon’s Vacation, 1983) as the mysterious hot tun repairman, Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2014) as the ski patrol bully and Glover (Back to the Future, 1985) as the When-Will-He-Loose-His-Arm guy, the movie seems like one long joke with the occasional sentimental moment. A brilliant comedy to watch again and again.
In an interview, John Cusack stated that he made his decision to join the cast of this film almost entirely based off of the title.
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