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Movie Review - Hot Tub Time Machine

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Hot Tub Time Machine

Nothing beats a good comedy and when that comedy stars John Cusack it’s got to be good.  When I saw the title for this film, and the trailer, it really surprised me to see Cusack pick such a broad comedy to star in as it’s not like he’s struggling to find work as he recently starred in the mega budget and mega hit ‘2012’. But the trailer was funny and it was a film I was pretty keen to check out just to see why he decided to be in it.

“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.”

Well, though the film never hit greatness it was still a really solid comedy with some great standout performances from some of the actors. Cusack even struggled to hold his own with some of the scene stealing actors pushing for a bid for their very own starring films maybe in the next few years. With a great twist to the time travel genre it was a fun watch and I’m glad I went to see it but some may see it as a DVD only film.

A solid 7.5 out of 10 from me.

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