The X-Women

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hot Tub Time Machine is a great trip back to the 80's

In 2010, three high school buddies (John Cusack, Rob Coddry, and Craig Robinson) come together after being years apart thanks to one of them trying to committ suicide. They decide to take a trip to a ski resort town to relieve their glory days and bring along Cusack's nephew (played by Clark Duke). Once there, they get wild and drunk and in a hot tub and before you know they're back in 1986. The catch is they have their current memories as adults but everyone sees them as their teen-age counterparts. There is an abundance of jokes and gags recalling the 80's such as leg warmers, cassette players, Max Headroom, rubik's cube, Red Dawn, and so on. Also loads of popular songs like Motley Crue's Home Sweet Home, which is kind of the movie's theme song, since they play it several times. And Poison is actually performing at the ski resort. Well, not THE Poison band but close enough. With enough nostalgia to please any fan or person that came of age during the 80's Hot Tub Time Machine is a fun and great comedy. All the guys are terrific, especially Coddry and Robinson. Also look for appearances from Chevy Chase, Crispin Glover and William Zabka (Johnny from The Karate Kid). Be warned it is heavily rated R and the language is very crude but funny.
Jacob: Hey look, it's the douchbag from Karate Kid 3.

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