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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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Kick Some Past

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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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$14,020,502 (USA) (26 March 2010)

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$50,213,619 (USA) (4 June 2010)
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One of the clips shown on TV, inside the ski lodge, is a Saturday Night Live sketch by Eddie Murphy. The classic skit has Murphy looking, singing and acting just like the legendary James Brown getting into his hot tub. See more »

Goofs

In the ski chalet scene when they first realize they went back in time, there's a brief shot of a Nintendo arcade machine. However the "New Super Mario Bros" logo is from the 2006 Nintendo DS game, and an arcade game with that title or logo was never released. See more »

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NickLouAdam: [Repeated line, whispered] Great White Buffalo.
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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 30 Rock: Don Geiss, America and Hope (2010) See more »

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Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Julian Davis (as Julian Michael Davis) and Zach Danziger
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Don't bother, this is trash
11 April 2010 | by (Utah) – See all my reviews

I had read many of the comments in this forum stating this was funny but I have to say I was very disappointed.

Why John Cusock decided to be in this is beyond me. I've generally liked his roles.

My girlfriend and I spent most of our time cringing. Discussing it afterwords with her we found out we both wanted to leave early. Here are the reasons.

Lots of clichés. Bad gross jokes that weren't funny. A bad plot, and completely unbelievable story.

I wasn't expecting much of a plot (which I got) but I didn't expect the humor to be so primitive and non-funny. Don't waste your money.

Stay home and rent SpaceBalls again.

How sad for Chevy Chase who way back used to be funny to see him in this.


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