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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

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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.

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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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, drug use and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£904,959 (UK) (7 May 2010)

Gross:

$50,213,619 (USA) (4 June 2010)
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Trivia

When the guys first realize they're in the 80's and images are flashing up on the TV, there is one shot of Chevy Chase from his appearance in a Paul Simon music video "You Can Call me Al" from 1986 which is the year the movie is set. Chase plays the repair man in the movie. See more »

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You can clearly see a poster for Rambo III on the wall of Blaine's bedroom. Rambo III wasn't released until 1988. They travel back to 1986. See more »

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Receptionist: I do have a reservation here for a Nick Webber-Agnew.
Lou: [overhears Nick's name] ... Webber-Agnew?, Webber *fucking* Agnew?, you took your wife's last name?
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The end credits start out as one of the main characters' alternative histories, showing real crew names over a flashy 1980s music video. See more »

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(I Just) Died in Your Arms
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Funnier Than Anticipated!
14 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hot Tub Time Machine is a much funnier movie than what the film title calls for. I didn't really know what to expect of this film but I got way more than my lowered expectations. This is a funny, sweet film that pays homage to the 1980's. This is a film that made me wish I was a teenager back in the 80's.

Hot Tub is about a group of childhood friends and a nephew who decide to visit their past. While in a hot tub, they get transported back to the 80's unexpectedly. Now they must retrace their steps from the 80's and try and find a way back into the future.

Rob Corddry stole the show as the drunk party animal. He was the best part of the film. John Cusack and Craig Robinson also had very hilarious moments in this film.

Overall, this is far funnier than I anticipated. Being a big fan of the 80's, I was not disappointed. There are some clever jokes and quotes that shall forever be remembered. I rate this film 9/10.


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