Saturday, September 18, 2010


Directed by Steve Pink
Starring John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Rob Corddry, Lizzy Caplan, Collette Wolfe, Chevy Chase, Crispin Glover, Sebastian Stan, Lyndsy Fonseca

I honestly didn't know what the hell I was in for when I started watching a movie called Hot Tub Time Machine. But you see there's a hot tub and it turns out to be a time machine. Hence the title Hot Tub Time Machine. Simple. And so is the movie by the way but who gives a shit since it's funny. The snobs might want to skip this one when cruising the isle at the local video store but for the rest of us, a new sunday hangover classic might be upon us. Also, it's great to see Chevy Chase back in action after a hell of a long absence.

Cusack, Robinson and Corddry play childhood pals with Duke as Cusack's nephew. The older guys decide to relive some golden memories by checking into a winter resort where they used to party and get down with the babes. They drag Cusack's nephew along and in a weird Chernobly-energy drink accident (?!) the hot tub in their hotel room transports them all back to the jolly heydays of 1986. The guys must now literally relive their awkward moments again and also figure out how to get back to the present.

The time travel consept has definitely been done before albeit minus a fucking hot tub but the script has good jokes and the four leads pull it off nicely with Corddry (Semi-Pro) and Duke (Sex Drive, Kick-Ass) stealing the best one-liners for themselves. Steve Pink might be a relatively new talent as a director but he knows how to pace and construct a joke so the punchline delivers the laughs. He also co-starred with Cusack in the masterful action comedy classic Grosse Pointe Blank back in 1997.

Hot Tub Time Machine - Kasarikankkunen on riemukkaasti ja letkeällä fiiliksellä koottu komedia. Tosikkomaista ja konsepteiltaan realistista komediaa etsivät snobit saattavat joutua suuntaamaan pakoon toiseen päähän vuokrahyllyä, mutta kivaa sunnuntaista krapulakomediaa etsivät katsojat saattavat löytää tästä jopa pienen helmen. Yhdessä vuoden 2010 parhaimmista leffoista, Kick-Assissä ja hulvattomassa, mutta turhan vähälle huomiolle jääneessä Sex Drivessä esiintynyt Clark Duke tulee vielä olemaan iso(mpi) nimi ja olipa muuten kiva nähdä Chevy Chase pitkästä aikaa.

Actor Clark Duke at IMDb

Hot Tub Time Machine at IMDb


Drake Sigar said...

I really have to see this.