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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)

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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 »

Director:

Steve Pink

Writers:

Josh Heald, Josh Heald (characters) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Corddry ... Lou
Craig Robinson ... Nick
Clark Duke ... Jacob
Adam Scott ... Adam Jr.
Gillian Jacobs ... Jill
Chevy Chase ... Hot Tub Repairman
Collette Wolfe ... Kelly
Bianca Haase ... Sophie
Jason Jones ... Gary Winkle (as Jason D. Jones)
Kumail Nanjiani ... Brad
Kellee Stewart ... Courtney
Josh Heald ... Terry
Gretchen Koerner ... Susan
Lisa Loeb ... Lisa Loeb
Jessica Williams ... Jessica Williams
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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 order to save the past, which is really the present. Written by Movie Guy

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The laws of space and time are about to be violated See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, drug use and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot Tub Time Machine 3: Because Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Hasn't Happened Yet See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,963,324, 22 February 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,282,677, 22 March 2015
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was released five years after the first film. See more »

Goofs

When Lou and Nick are in the virtual reality world in Choosey Doozey they should appear to the world like the 2025 versions of their characters because it is the computer's representation of them to the TV-viewing audience, but in fact they look like their 2015 selves. See more »

Quotes

Lou: We gotta make America happen bro.
Nick: Ready for another dip?
Jacob: [Jacob to Nick] You're not going to be super welcome there but we should totally go.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of the lion roaring, the MGM logo has the sound of a phone ringing, and a quizzical "huh?" grunt. See more »

Connections

Spoofs 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is a Phase
Written by Sean Guerin and Isaac Franco
Performed by De Lux
Courtesy of Innovative Leisure
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Grosser than its predecessor and unfortunately shorter on laughs.
10 May 2015 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

Hot Tub Time Machine is one of my favorite "stoner" comedies. I know it doesn't technically fall under that category but the style of humor is similar to movies like Harold & Kumar in that it's dumb humor, gross-out gags, and just unbridled ridiculousness. And that's fun to me. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 keeps that same formula but unfortunately it's missing a few key things that made the first one so great.

First is the novelty factor. We've seen these guys time travel before so the whole "explaining time" aspect isn't all that interesting. Second, there's no consistency. The first movie had a plot - it was an adventure from start to finish and you were with these characters the whole way. It was straightforward and it worked. Here, they try to save Lou from being killed by going back in time to stop the killer, but instead they go forward in time and apparently the killer is from that time and ended up going back in time to kill Lou, or something. It's just a dumb convoluted plot. Not that plot is important in a comedy; it just helps to have some sort of narrative to follow instead of scene after scene of ridiculousness.

And third and most importantly, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is missing John Cusack. He held the first movie together like glue. He played Adam, a likable everyman that the audience could relate to, and it helped that he had some of the funniest lines in the movie. This movie is all over the place without him. Lou is now the main character, and as much as I love Rob Corddry, his character gets really old really fast. His entire character revolves around gross-out humor and shock value, and it worked wonders in the first HTTM because Adam's sense of reason helped balance it out. Jacob is now the only voice of reason but he's Lou's son and serves as the punch-line to a lot of jokes in the movie. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Adam Scott is the newcomer playing Adam Jr., the son of John Cusack's character. The gang meets Adam Jr. in the future and he ends up going on the adventure to find Lou's killer with them. I love Adam Scott and he was fine in this movie, but he didn't really add anything noteworthy to the group's dynamic. He plays a geeky character who's about to get married, then on their adventure as you can imagine, drugs get consumed and mistakes are made. He definitely provides some laughs, and the group is still enjoyable to watch for the most part, but you can definitely feel a void in the character department.

The most important thing about a comedy is obviously the laughs, and this movie has a few. Much of the dialogue feels like shock value for the sake of being crude. Again, it works sometimes. Other times, not so much. Everything was done better in the first film. This definitely feels like a cash grab movie, especially since they didn't even bother asking John Cusack to return because they knew they'd have to pay him a sh*tload of money (although he does have a nice little cameo in the unrated version). But all in all, it's not terrible. It's a run-of-the-mill raunchy comedy with some funny moments and a lot of disgusting ones. It's worth maybe a one-time watch - if you were a fan of the first one you'll find some good chuckles here and there, and if you haven't seen the first one then you might enjoy this even more because you have nothing to compare it to.

As far as sequels go, it could have been a lot worse. The fact remains though that Hot Tub Time Machine 2 was simply unnecessary.


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