Short Review: Hot Tub Time Machine.

Note: I know, I feel so late to the game on this one... but *insert time travel joke here*.


Premise: Three old friends and one's nephew accidentally travel back in time via hot tub to 1986 to relive an important night in their lives.

Starring: John Cusack, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Crispin Glover, and Chevy Chase.

My Reaction: Horribly disappointed with this film after hearing such good things about it. I laughed maybe twice in the whole film (I particularly enjoyed both the "great white buffalo" joke and the Crispin Glover arm gag). Rob Corddry's Lou was incredibly annoying and nearly unbearable for the majority of the film, only becoming watchable near the last act. I know the character is supposed to be an ass, but there's a way to do that and still want to watch the film. I came close to turning off the movie before they even traveled back in time. The others were pretty good, though. The other parts of the film that didn't include Corddry (and there were very few moments where that happened) were alright. But otherwise, the movie was pretty predictable and largely unfunny with only a couple parts here and there. The movie isn't honestly as bad as I'm making it sound, but it's nothing I'd go out of my way to watch again.

Feed Me, Seymour!


  1. jo seemed to love it - i dunno, i have a feeling that if you are not completely invested int eh eighties vibe it won't be that good.

  2. Yea, I'm blaming your age on this. You suck. :P

  3. To be fair, I was born in 1986, so I *was* alive when the story takes place! But yeah, I was more of a child of the late 80s and, of course, the 90s.

    But I should have at least laughed with Clark Duke's character, as he was aimed at those like me. And while he was enjoyable, he wasn't ROFL funny.

  4. Clark Duke needs better films now. At least Greek will be back in one week!

  5. Is it really already a week away? Damn, I can't wait!


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