Praised by many, i did not like that much this movie. It’s okay and nothing more and stop comparing it to Hangover, apart from the obvious similarities these movies are nothing alike. First of all, the characters are one dimensional and pretty simplistic, and I know this is the comedy, but they could have tried harder, secondly the jokes are lame, although there are some that are hilarious (the one-armed man), but the main thing about Hot Tub Time Machine is that the director failed to deliver the joke punchline properly. Fortunately, it doesn’t take it self seriously, knowing that it’s a bit lame, it’s banking on the nostalgia and hefty wallets of people who lived out their best years during the eighties.

There was a lot of potential in the script, but somehow they managed to make it quite average. It’s a story about three friends that travel back in time to Winterfest ’86 where they all had the time of their lives. Here, they have the opportunity to experiment with their past and future. There are a lot of alcohol and drug references in the movie and it is really strange that almost none of them are funny. Still the movie is entertaining to some degree, and it certainly beats those lame College-Sex-Beer movies that are made in throngs… Enjoy…

Director: Steve Pink

Cast: John Cusack, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Sebastian Stan, Lyndsy Fonseca

Fun Fact: Craig Robinson came up with the Michael Jackson joke used on the trailer, as well as the “It must be some kind of hot tub time machine” line that he deadpans directly into the camera.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1231587/

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