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Hot Tub Time Machine - completely immature, totally fun

What can you say about a movie like Hot Tub Time Machine? It's completely immature, totally ridiculous, and as much fun as you want it to be.

The plot is this: four friends go back in time to visit the best weekend of their lives. Hilarity ensues. (There's a little more to it than that, but that's the gist of it.)

Hot Tub Time Machine Pros:

  • The title, obviously.
  • Amusingly aware of its place in the lineage of time travel cinema: wise old man in the form of Chevy Chase, time-travel veteran Crispin Glover, addresses the 80s fascination with time travel movies and references them throughout.
  • The return of the Kid'n'Play haircut

Hot Tub Time Machine Cons:

  • Glaringly obvious plot holes.
  • Over reliance on an array of hit-and-miss sight gags that only appeal to 10-year-old boys. t
  • A role that could have helped his comeback was a complete waste of the comedy genius that is Chevy Chase.
  • Little to no character development (although this is debatable as a con since a movie like this really doesn't require character development). 

A movie like this is pretty much what you want it to be. If you're looking for clever comedy you won't find it. If you want gross-out jokes and ridiculous haircuts, you'll like it just fine. You've been warned.

Rating: 6.5/10

  • Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Directed by: Steve Pink
  • Written by: Josh Heald, Sean Anders, John Morris
  • Starring: John Cusack, Craig Robinson Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Chevy Chase, Lizzy Caplan
  • Runtime: 99 mins



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