I just got home from HOT TUB TIME MACHINE which the lovely Germaine got us a pair of free passes for. I have to say that from the previews I was positive that it was going to be pretty shitty BUT funny. Well, I was sort of right, like always.
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE is the story of Adam (John Cusack), Lou (Rob Corddry), and Nick (Craig Robinson), three middle-aged, washed up friends which, unfortunately, have had nothing in life turn out the way they had anticipated.
After one of the three almost dies, the guys + Jacob (Clark Duke), Adam’s adorably awkward nephew, decide to go down to a ski resort where the best days of their lives were spent. Their arrival is a less than uplifting one for the town has gone bust and nothing is left to do but to get super fucking drunk in the ominously glowing hot tub on the porch of their hotel room.
And that they do.
The next morning, yes, you guessed it, they realize that they have somehow been transported back into 1986 and on an especially eventful day. They try to play it out the same they had done originally in fear of ruining the future but find out quickly that that is nearly impossible.
I really liked this movie. I have an affinity for fairly stupid comedy, what can I say, but this movie actually made a good point. I’m going to be a douche bag right now and tell you that it really made me think about taking more chances in life because if I don’t I’ll probably (definitely) end up miserable because I played it safe the way that they did. We can’t control our future but we can give ourselves the possibility of a happy life by willingly doing ridiculous shit you didn’t think you were capable of.
I liked it a lot. It was ridiculous, the actors were funny, and the story flowed well. I recommend it but only if you can deal with shitty special effects.
3 out of 4 David Bowies!
They have a big cut out poster that you can take a picture in which you will definitely see…tomorrow!
-Chevy Chase has a tiny role. (!!!)