Hot Tub Time MachineMarch 26, 2010
A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 6.5/10 (64,447 voted)
Critic's Score: 63/100
Stars: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson
Three friends on losing streaks: Adam, whose girlfriend dumped him, Nick, with a dead-end job and a cheating wife, and Lou, a suicidal alcoholic. To help Lou recover from car-exhaust poisoning, Adam and Nick, with Adam's nephew Jacob, go to a winter resort that was their old party place. It's now a dump, but the lads rally for a night of drinking in the hot tub. Somehow, the hot tub takes them back to 1986, on a fateful night for each of them. Maybe if they do everything the same way they did that night, they'll get back to the future so Jacob can be born. There are serious temptations to do things differently. Will they make it back to their sorry lives? And what about Jacob?
Writers: Josh Heald, Sean Anders
Kick Some Past
Official site [France]|
Release Date: 26 March 2010
Filming Locations: Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Valley, San Bernardino National Forest, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $14,020,502
(28 March 2010)
(6 June 2010)
Did You Know?
During the sex scene between Lou and Kelly, Lou shouts "Droppin' Loads!!" upon orgasm. This is a reference to porn star Nick Manning's signature catchphrase.
In the scene where the guys encounter the ski patrol for the first time. Jacob is pushed down and the Ski patrolman's hand radio clearly falls in the snow. In the next shot it's back in his chest pocket.
Outta my way stool
I went to a screening of this film and didn't expect very much out of
it. However, this is probably one of the funniest movies I've seen in a
while. I laughed almost the entire length of the movie, which is
something that hasn't happened in a long time. The movie is extremely
well-written. John Cusack really carries the movie with a great
performance. Chevy Chase really doesn't do much of anything. Comedy was
sort of in the vein of "The 40 Year Old Virgin." The film doesn't take
itself seriously at all, which is part of the fun. It doesn't really
get bogged down too much in the science of time travel, and focuses
mostly on these four guys trying to get the hell out of 1986. A great
watch. Very entertaining. Highly recommended.