Hot Tub Time MacHine

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Four guy friends, all of them bored with their adult lives, travel back to their respective 80s heydays thanks to a time-bending hot tub.


Studio Tcfhe/mgm
SKU 215799980
UPC 883904206040
UPC 14 00883904206040
Format DVD
Release Date 6/29/2010
Rating UR
Theatrical Release
Time Travel
Editors Note
Note Disappointed at the way their lives have turned out, four longtime friends reunite at the ski resort where they used to party and find themselves transported back to the year 1986 by a magical jacuzzi. Adam (John Cusack), Lou (Rob Corddry), Nick (Craig Robinson), and Jacob (Clark Duke) have all seen better days; Adam's and Nick's love lives are in the dumps, Lou is clinging to his hard-partying past, and video-game addict Jacob can't even muster the courage to walk outside. A fun stay at the ski resort where the gang made some of their best memories seems like just the thing to cheer everyone up, but after a night of heavy drinking in the hot tub, the four friends wake up to find they're about to live through the '80s a second time. Determined not to make the same mistakes twice, Adam, Lou, Nick, and Jacob decide to take full advantage of the unique opportunity presented to them, and create the lives they've always wanted. Chevy Chase, Crispin Glover, and Lizzy Caplan co-star.
Los Angeles Times "[With] a crush of very cool '80s references, Cusack chief among them' some gross-out moments that are genius...Oh, and about a billion laughs..." 03/26/2010
New York Times "[T]here is a brilliant send-up of the prom scene where Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly invented rock 'n' roll." 03/26/2010
USA Today "[A] good-natured raunchfest....With Glover on hand and Chevy Chase as a time-portal repairman in a modified Christopher Lloyd role, all that's missing is the DeLorean." 03/26/2010
Entertainment Weekly "With sharp riffs on the intersection of '80s pop culture and 21st-century culture, this TIME MACHINE is a fun dip into a pool of memories..." -- Grade: B 04/02/2010
A.V. Club "MACHINE succeeds largely on the chemistry of its leads: '80s icon of uber sensitivity Cusack's puppy-dog earnestness contrasts nicely with Robinson's dispirited deadpan understatement and Corddry's relentless, needling comic aggression." 03/25/2010
Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Corddry here achieves a level of comic confidence that seems almost uncanny....HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, which wants nothing more than to be a screwball farce, succeeds beyond any expectations suggested by the title..." 03/24/2010
Premiere 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Picture a randy teen comedy clad in day-glo, but consistent with today's improved hindsight and looser decency standards." 03/24/2010
Rolling Stone "It's a kick to watch Corddry go nuts and Robinson wow a 1980s crowd by singing the Black Eyed Peas..." 04/15/2010
Washington Post 3 stars out of 4 -- "HOT TUB TIME MACHINE simmers right along like so many Jacuzzi bubbles popping with a carefully calibrated mix of sight gags, sex jokes and baby boomer references..." 03/26/2010
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "HOT TUB's writers keep things simple, transporting its four loser heroes back to one weekend in 1986....[With a] playful, HANGOVER-like rapport..." 04/15/2010
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "Crispin Glover's limb-jeopardizing skits are a highlight..." 09/01/2010
Steve Pink
John Cusack
Rob Corddry
Craig Robinson
Cast & Crew
John Cusack - Star
Rob Corddry - Star
Craig Robinson - Star
Lizzy Caplan - Star
Crispin Glover - Star
Sebastian Stan - Star
John Cusack - Producer
Grace Loh - Producer
Josh Heald - Screenwriter
Matt Moore - Producer
Steve Pink - Director
Technical Info
UPC 00883904206040
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 99 minutes
ReviewSource The New York Times
Review Hot Tub Time Machine is the poignant story of three men, adrift in their 40s, who try to recapture the lost joys and squandered possibilities of their youth. I'm not entirely joking, though the movie itself is a nonstop barrage -- somewhere between a riot and an orgy -- of crude, obnoxious gags and riffs. If you are a connoisseur of sexual, scatological or just plain stupid humor, you will find your appetite satisfied, even glutted. But viewers of a certain age and background -- let's say those who know the lyrics to "Jessie's Girl" by heart, even if they never really liked that song -- are likely to endure the merry anarchy with a twinge of pained, slightly nauseated nostalgia...Nick, Lou and Adam, whom we first meet in the throes of early middle age, are still haunted by memories of the 1980s, when they were young and dumb and full of potential. Here in the weary present, Adam (John Cusack) has just been dumped by his live-in girlfriend, and you have the feeling that this kind of thing has happened to him many times before...Nick (Craig Robinson) has a stable if not quite happy marriage, but his job in a dog-grooming salon provides regular, humiliating reminders of the musical career he might have had. And Lou (a frighteningly manic Rob Corddry) is an alcoholic, divorced, wildly self-destructive train wreck of a man. But the movie doesn't really ask you to pity these guys; they feel sorry enough for themselves already, and their misery seems well earned in any case...Nick, Lou and Adam are miserable in 2010, but one thing that becomes clear pretty quickly is that they weren't all that happy in 1986 either. "All we had was Reagan and AIDS," Adam laments...And even if, as the movie suggests, they -- we -- had so much more, including heavy metal and not-yet-old-school hip-hop, cocaine by the bushel and spandex by the mile, it was not easy to be young. Just look at the faces of the younger selves Nick, Adam and Lou sometimes glimpse in the mirror. These guys are confused and terrified...The cultural detritus piled up everywhere, to be recycled, cherished, mocked and travestied, provides small -- but nonetheless real -- compensation for the spiritual deficits of modern life. Is it crazy to write that sentence in a review of "Hot Tub Time Machine"? Not really: the movie itself proves the point. It's fun, it's sad, and it's kind of sad that it's so much fun.
Reviewer A.O. Scott
ReviewRating 10
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times ...a billion laughs...
Lou Lumenick, New York Post A raunchy, endearing and often hilarious cross between "Back to the Future" and Reagan-era cheese-fests such as "Hot Dog: The Movie."

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