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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.

Director:

Steve Pink

Writers:

Josh Heald (screenplay), Sean Anders (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Adam
Clark Duke ... Jacob
Craig Robinson ... Nick
Rob Corddry ... Lou
Sebastian Stan ... Blaine
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Jenny
Crispin Glover ... Phil
Chevy Chase ... Repairman
Charlie McDermott ... Chaz
Lizzy Caplan ... April
Collette Wolfe ... Kelly
Aliu Oyofo Aliu Oyofo ... Young Nick
Jake Rose Jake Rose ... Young Adam
Brook Bennett Brook Bennett ... Young Lou
Crystal Lowe ... Zoe
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Kick Some Past

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot Tub Time Machine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,020,502, 28 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,287,556

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,985,447
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The sex scene in the tub with Nick Robinson was Jessica Paré's idea. Because her character was only in the movie for one scene and she agreed to be nude on the film. She explained this in a interview by saying: "I think tits can be funny." Paré also said that this scene was "one of the most entertaining things she's ever done". See more »

Goofs

The song "Bizzare Love Triangle" is played at some point. This is ironic, considering it's off the New Order album, Substance 1987 - and as pointed out several other times here, they traveled back to 1986. See more »

Quotes

Jacob: Is that why you have that shoebox in your closet, marked "Cincinatti" ?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The unrated version is longer by 1 minute and 40 seconds. See more »


Soundtracks

Bizarre Love Triangle
Written by Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner
Performed by New Order
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
29 December 2011 | by SnakesOnAnAfricanPlainSee all my reviews

Hell, it certainly kept me damn entertained. In this day and age it takes real comedy chops to pull off poo and vomit gags with such expert timing. The film embraces the absurdity of time travel and doesn't focus too much on the whys. All four of the male leads are brilliant, especially Corddry, who pulls off one of the great movie arseholes, without completely detaching himself from the audience. There are some classic lines, mostly coming from insults, and the film doesn't rely too much on date humour (just a few references to e-mail etc.) It cleverly spits in the face of the butterfly effect and relishes its characters manipulation of time, whilst showing that some things can't be avoided. A very entertaining comedy.


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