5 dollar pitcher Movie Reviews: Hot Tub Time Machine

This movie is utterly ridiculous from the get go. Some almost-40s guys (John Cusack, etc. ) decide to party it up one more time for old time’s sake in what was an awesome place in their 80’s high school days after one of them almost in inadvertently but mostly on purpose fails at committing suicide after drunkenly rocking out in a car in a closed garage. The town in run down, the place is a mess.  Everything that could be ruined is.

So they get trashed in the hot tub, which was disgusting when they got there… It transports them back to “the year” and the butterfly effect takes place. The real difference is how they choose to act on what is happening. It’s a should we do what we want or what we know we should? And when is enough enough?

Apparently life gets in the way and they all suck at being friends; its just a matter of how the others take it. Lucky for them all, going back in time sets up an even better life for them to return to at almost 40’s.

All are happy and the random nephew finds his daddy. The end.

I say cult classic. Definitely has funny moments but a totally random premise. I laughed out loud throught it. The one liners are great.

The best part was when I was walking out with L and the guy behind me says at normal volume, “wow that’s a really flowery dress. ”

I actually reply (what?!)…”Yes it is. Thank you” while continuing to walk down the steps and overhear him saying he likes it to one of his buddies (what?!). L says something about him being a Motley Crue fan (movie reference, what?) and that I am walking taller. I was thinking about how my husband would like this dress and I was not going to tell her that I am in heels, so yes I am taller than her at the moment. Although she is rockin the Zumba sneaks and is smokin hot in the workout outfit!

It’s 5 dollar pitcher girls night, after all. A wicked end to a funny, ridiculous movie. The random slings from the jerk character are just funny. They make it.  It’s a good movie to watch if you are ever thinking “what ifs” … you will realize it would have happened some way or another… whether you did it or someone else did.  Better to just let it be and move on.

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2 Responses to 5 dollar pitcher Movie Reviews: Hot Tub Time Machine

  1. Lee Courtney Thomas says:

    If you are a true fan of the 80s Cusack, you will appreciate Hot Tub Time Machine. He brings back the old Cusack we love, from the heartbroken poet to the crazy lunatic screaming “you got a get in there and ‘F’ them up!”

    All in all, the is a total male fantasy with bad music and lots of booze, without all the extra nudity. I’m suret the uncut version to be released on DVD will make up for that though.

    Yes, the dress had alot flowers on it, but the colors are beautiful on you as always. So keeping walking tall.

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