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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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26 March 2010 (USA)  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

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£904,959 (UK) (7 May 2010)

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$50,213,619 (USA) (4 June 2010)
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Months after the film had wrapped principal photography, it was decided that additional scenes were needed. The scenes with William Zabka were filmed just a few months before the film was released. See more »

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Towards the end of the movie as the three guys are talking to Phil and he is handing them the map printout from Lougle, you can see two search options underneath the address search bar and the option for "Search the Web" is checked instead of "Search the Maps" option. See more »

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Nick: Lou, why would he do this?
Adam: Why? I mean make a list. He's an alcoholic, he's divorced, his wife ran off with that Jamaican guy.
Nick: He's failed at every jived ass money hustle he's ever tried.
Adam: He has a mountain of debt.
Nick: He hates his mother.
Adam: Hates himself, hates everybody.
Nick: He has erectile dysfunction.
Adam: He's got halitosis.
Nick: He's got that right ball! One less ball, shriveled up
Adam: Oh yeah!
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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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Referenced in Richard Roeper & the Movies: Death at a Funeral (2010) See more »

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Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore) and Joey Katsaros (as Joseph Katsaros)
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Vastly better than I expected
28 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maybe I liked this movie because I had such subterranean expectations for it. From the previews, and, indeed, just the title, I was certain it was going to be stupid rather than funny.

But I went out to dinner with my friends Saturday night, and after dinner, to my chagrin, everybody had a reason to bail on the evening, and I found myself alone, at 9pm, with nothing to do, and not wanting to go home. So I went to the theater to play movie roulette. Hot Tub Time Machine was playing almost immediately, and the next movie after that wouldn't be for another 45 minutes. I *almost* turned around and went home, so sure was I that this film was going to be stupid rather than funny. But I figured, what the heck, I'm here...

Well, the movie *is* stupid. But it's funny too. And what's more, it knows it's stupid and makes no bones about it. At no time does it ever take itself seriously. Now, I could have done without some of the extremely gross bits. Happily there aren't *too* many of them. And I'm sure I didn't get all the 80's references; although I did live through the period, I largely avoided popular culture at that time, and still couldn't tell you most of the bands or big hit songs of the time (or of today, for that matter).

But I have to confess, the movie did make me laugh. Not all throughout, but I did have a number of genuine, laugh-out-loud moments. And plenty of chuckles and smiles. And I found myself genuinely liking the characters, and finding them to have a bit more depth than I expected from a film entitled "Hot Tub Time Machine". And the basic theme of the loss of the zany, free-form fun of youth, and regret of the relative staid blandness of "adult" life, is a theme which resonated with me.

Now, let's get real. This is no "Citizen Cane", "Vertigo", or "The Godfather". Nor is a timeless comedy masterpiece like "Airplane", "Blazing Saddles", or "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". Someone here displayed gross unfairness in trying to compare it to a classic '30's comedy, but obviously this is not "It Happened One Night", "Bringing Up Baby", or "Duck Soup", and if you go to the theater expecting it to be, the fault lies with you. What it is is a silly, fun, enjoyable way to pass a couple hours. Not deep, not profound, not brilliant. Not timeless, not enduring.

But not bad. And not nearly as stupid as it looked like it was going to be. And these days, that's not too bad.


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