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Retro movie packed with 80's nostalgia, punchlines
Jessica Kenyon
Antelope Staff

Wouldn’t going back in time be the coolest thing ever? If only it could really happen. But, for now we live it through silly movies.

The movie “Hot Tub Time Machine” follows a group of best friends who’ve become bored with their adult lives.

• Adam (John Cusack) has been
dumped by his girlfriend.
• Lou (Rob Corddry) is a party guy
who can’t find the party.
• Nick’s (Craig Robinson) wife
controls his every move.
• Video game-obsessed Jacob (Clark
Duke) won’t leave his basement.

After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads pounding, in the year 1986.

This is their chance to kick some past and change their futures– one will find a new love life, one will learn to stand up for himself with the ladies, one will find his mojo and one will make sure he still exists.

“Hot Tub Time Machine” is full of laughs. In fact, HTTM is probably the funniest movie I have seen all year. There are plenty of punchlines. Without going over the top with nostalgic 80's references, the film captures the mood of the decade through great costumes, classic music and sly references.

The film starts to drag a little in the middle, but it wraps things up well before you have a chance to get bored. It’s funny, smart and basically everything else you would think it is. If you have an imagination and a sense of humor, then you’ll love the movie. So, if you want to sit back and laugh a lot at grown men acting silly while evoking 80's nostalgia, then this is the right movie for you.

All my friends loved it and thought it was hilarious. Of course we we’re raised on 80's music and love the 80's clothing style. Granted, whether or not you are from the 80s or even like the 80s, you’ll understand the movie and understand its hidden message about living life to the fullest, living without regrets and going for your dreams. Obviously the message is really hidden underneath vomit jokes, nudity and swearing.

“Hot Tub Time Machine,” an MGM release, is rated R for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, drug use and pervasive language. Running time: 99 minutes.


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