When Lou gets killed, Nick and Jacob fire up the hot tub time machine to get back to the past, but they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. Now they have to alter the future in ... See full summary »
After being mistaken for terrorists and thrown into Guantánamo Bay, stoners Harold and Kumar escape and return to the U.S., where they proceed to flee across the country with federal agents in hot pursuit.
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
Has a similarity to Pleasantville, another time travel movie. Both have an odd travel device (tub vs TV) and a testy repairman (Chevy Chase vs Don Knotts). See more »
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 »
[indicates cigarette machine]
Hey, maybe what you need isn't in here after all.
[indicates Candy Girl's heart]
Maybe what *you* need has always been in here.
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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 »
The unrated version is longer by 1 minute and 40 seconds. See more »
While the world was still recovering from the over-hyped Todd Phillips movie a smaller, quieter, but funnier movie slipped into cinemas and made a little splash. Both feature groups of troubled men looking for a good time, but Hot Tub Time Machine is just madder and more inventive.
Three losers and a tagging-along nephew book into a ski lodge hoping to relive their youthful experiences. But when the lodge turns out to be a dilapidated wreck they resort to just getting wasted in the hot tub. Said device sends them back in time when the circuits are fried by one of those awful energy drinks.
Arriving in 1986 (a year that presents us with several plot holes an anachronisms) they seize the opportunity to fix things for a better future (despite being warned not to) while Chevy Chase pops in and out as the hotel handyman who may or may not know the secret to time travel.
It's very silly, very irreverent stuff, but it works. There's almost a sort of magical, otherworldly feel to the hotel and Chevy Chase's character, I wish it was taken a little bit further (maybe in the sequel), and lampooning of 80s culture is spot-on, even if it's hardly the first movie to do so.
You won't stop smiling for the entire duration. Brainless or not, isn't that exactly what you want from a comedy?
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