Hot Tub Time Machine
Summing It Up:
Four friends travel back in time to the 80s via a mishap involving Russian energy drinks and a hot tub. Once there, they must relive the past as their younger selves while trying to figure out how to get back to their future lives.
After I realized that Sean Anders, who wrote and directed Sex Drive (see my thoughts HERE), was also a co-writer on Hot Tub Time Machine, I suddenly felt the urge to watch it again. This was my third viewing of the film in the past year, and it was just as good as ever this time around, cementing its place as one of my favorite recent comedies.
Hot Tub works so well because it doesn't take it's subject matter very seriously, yet it also manages to pay homage to just about every sub-genre of 80s comedies without making fun of them. All the staples are here: A Hair Metal-fueled soundtrack, Jheri Curls, Cocaine, Bad Fashion, John Cusack... The result is a movie that is very funny and brings back a lot of nostalgia for those of us who grew up on those types of films.
If you haven't seen Hot Tub yet, I definitely recommend it. I know that I will probably watch it a few more times.
4 out of 5