Hot Tub Time Machine
MGM (3/26/2010)
Comedy, Science Fiction
In Collection
#429
0*
Seen ItNo
883904206040
IMDB   6.4
99 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   Unrated
John Cusack Adam
Clark Duke Jacob
Craig Robinson Nick Webber
Rob Corddry Lou
Sebastian Stan Blaine
Lyndsy Fonseca Jennie
Crispin Glover Phil
Chevy Chase Repair Man
Charlie McDermott Chaz
Lizzy Caplan April
Collette Wolfe Kelly
Aliu Oyofo Young Nick
Jake Rose Young Adam
Brook Bennett Young Lou
Crystal Lowe Zoe
Jessica Paré Tara
Kellee Stewart Courtney
Julia Maxwell Lucy
Director
Steve Pink
Producer John Cusack
John Morris
Matt Moore
John Albanis
Writer John Morris
Jarrad Paul
Sean Anders
Andrew Mogel
Cinematography Jack N. Green
Musician Christophe Beck


In modern-day LA, three increasingly distant friends; Adam (John Cusack), Lou (Rob Corddry), and Nick (Craig Robinson) live equally depressing lives and are finally brought back together by Lou's failed suicide attempt. In an attempt to cheer him and themselves up, they plan to revisit their debauchery-filled playground from their high school years, the famous Kodiak Resort. Adam's teenage nephew, Jacob is brought along to join in the fun, but upon arrival at the now-decrepit resort, all hope of a return to the fun-filled weekends the trio experienced in the 80's seems lost. In one last desperate attempt at fun, alcohol is combined with a hot-tub found outside the hotel room, and the rest of the night is a blur. By morning, everyone is ready for some fun on the ski slopes, but it doesn't take long to realize something has changed. Big hair, neon clothing, and cassette players. The hot tub has transported them back to the 80's! If the trio of friends has the opportunity of a lifetime; to relive the best years of their lives. They realize they can set about changing the future for the better, but must watch out not to change too much, or else Jacob will cease to be born.
Edition Details
Release Date 3/24/2010
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Notes
My friends and I just watched this movie, at a sneak preview. It was absolutely brilliant, but you had to have been alive in the 80's to TRULY enjoy all the references that are sprinkled throughout this movie. Rob Corddry goes completely against his previous typecasting, as the wimpy guy who gets bossed around by his girlfriend. He's the exact opposite in this movie, and he does a wonderful job. Jon Cusack does justice to his 80's movie pedigree. The feel of this movie is very much like The Hangover. A bunch of friends who come together to raise a little mayhem over the weekend, end up getting much more than what they bargained for. The comedy is superb, even though it's often sophomoric in nature. If you're in the mood to laugh like a hyena, and bask in the gloriousness of the 80's, then look no further. I can't wait to re-watch this movie on DVD. We were all laughing so hard, that I missed TONS of dialogue. There are also LOTS of 80's references, and familiar faces from the era, that make this movie so unbelievably fun to watch. Not to mention, give it excellent replay value. Don't wait for DVD, watch this movie as soon as it comes out! You'll be glad you did.