Hot Tub Time Machine
Four mates are stuck in a rut, but
they get a chance to brighten their future after a night of drinking in
a ski-resort hot tub takes them back to 1986!
Hot Tub Time Machine is a great title for a
start, the kind that is so whacky itís worth the ticket price alone. The
movie itself is just as fun, as the picture believes in quick jokes, and
not setting up typical comedic set-pieces that often fall flat in movies
like this, and of course thereís plenty of 80s references to laugh it
up. A time-travel comedy and a nostalgia fest, especially with 80s teen
icon John Cusack, this is one not to be missed.
Cusack plays Adam, who's down after his
girlfriend leaves him. Craig Robinson is Nick, unhappily married. Rob
Corddry is Lou, a loser whose suicide attempt reunites the estranged
former teen pals. Their meeting ends up in a ski trip reunion which
lands them in 1986 thanks to a magic hot tub. Ridiculous you say?
Exactly! There are many laugh-out-loud moments, and this is a one
one-joke movie that keeps you happy the entire running time.
Cusack does look glum for most of the film,
but then, didnít he always in 80s movies? Robinson's timing is great,
and Corddry is downright hilarious. Hot Tub Time Machine has snappy
running gags that will give you a giggle, and quite frankly, is much
more fun than the overrated Hangover.
Two thumbs up!