Hot Tub Time Machine

Year: 2010
Directed By:Steve Pink
Written By: John Heald, Sean Anders, and John Morris

RYAN’S REVIEW

I remember seeing the advertisement for this movie and thinking I had never heard of something so stupid.  Hadn’t time travel story lines already been played out? A hot tub, really? It all seemed too stupid to me and I just wasn’t interested.  I don’t really know what prompted us to sit down and watch the movie, but we did.  I was so surprised when I thought it was awesome. It’s a silly movie, but silly movies can sometimes turn around a bad day when they really are funny.

This movie doesn’t have a cast that pops out at me.  I have never been a fan of John Cusack and Rob Corddry had yet to impress me in anything.  Clark Duke has been making somewhat of a rise lately but I only see him as a poor man’s Jonah Hill. I was a fan of The Office when it was still funny and liked Craig Robinson’s role quite a bit.  He seems to get aggressively fatter with each new season of the show though and I haven’t been such a big fan since he hosted the last season of Last Comic StandingI had never watched the show before and thought it was really funny but Robinson specifically was horrible in the role of host.  He seemed completely unnatural at it and I felt NBC was reaching and grasping at straws when they cast him.  I do like Robinson but he isn’t enough to get me interested in a movie cast alongside other actors I’m not interested in. Chevy Chase has a small cameo in this movie and while Chase had his day I am always telling people how much he sucks now.  Crispin Glover has a really funny part in the movie as a guy we know will lose his arm and it’s only a matter of time before some accident takes it.  Lizzy Caplan is also in the movie and I think she is so smoking hot.  I had never noticed her until she was so aggressively naked in the first season of True BloodI think she looks better naked than almost any other actress I have ever seen.  If this movie has any major downfall it’s that she is in it and not naked because it is a crime to cover her amazing body.

I am always pleased to be surprised when watching something new and this movie surprised me as much as any comedy has in a while.  I think the movie is really funny despite all the cliches and typical story lines.  The movie has a great soundtrack.  I specifically like the scene where Craig Robinson sings the Black Eyed Peas song and I love the ending with “Home Sweet Home” by Motley Lue.

There isn’t much more to say about this movie.  It’s just silly enough to be acceptable and it is a really funny movie.  I love a movie that will curb an ill mood and this one does that for me nearly every time.  I think that it is more than worth your time and I would recommend it to anyone.

AMBER’S REVIEW

So many people think this is the dumbest movie that they have ever seen. OF COURSE IT IS. That was the point. Do you think that the writer and director of this movie took it seriously? Or did they look at it like: this movie is so super cheezy that we can do almost anything? I like to think that they knew how crazy and stupid of an idea this movie made and went with it. I think it worked. I do come from the creative world, so I can just imagine these people sitting around coming up with ideas for this movie and it makes me laugh. I love this movie and all its absurdness.

See, even the poster is awesomesauce. The typography is big and bold and leaves you thinking, “What the fuck is this movie about, that sounds like the dumbest thing I have ever heard.” OH, and look they used the hot tub as the O. Clever. And last by not least, they have the awesome web address as kicksomepast.com.

NEXT MOVIE: House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

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