You Should Go See Hot Tub Time Machine

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1
I wonder if Quentin Tarantino made a film with Crispin Glover, would their individual eccentricities work against each other or be like a catalyst and create something spectacular?
2
When I first saw the trailer, I thought, this is definitely a movie I would watch if it was showing on an airplane. Maybe I need to re-assess...
3
This looks awesome, and the presence of Crispin Glover should redeem him from the shambles that was Alice in Wonderland.
4
It might be good, but Ebert kind of loses me with "extends John Cusack's remarkable run: Since 1983, in 55 films, he's hardly ever made a bad one."
5
Paul, is this post straight-up, or are you injecting smoke up our orifices? I get the feeling you're telling me to stomp on a burning paper bag.
6
I went on a walk through Discovery Park on Saturday with a friend who would, at wildly inappropriate moments, shout out 'HOT TUB TIME MACHINE!", like it was some sort of zen mantra.

Scared the fuckin' bejeezus out of the birds, dogs - and probably a few people - on the trail.

But, I have to say, his trailer actually makes me sort of want to see this movie. It's gonna be stoopeed, yes, but if it's on a "Stripes" or "Zombieland" level of stupidity, well that would still elevate it above about 90% of the drek that qualifies as "cinematic comedy" these days.
7
"I went on a walk through Discovery Park on Saturday with a friend who would, at wildly inappropriate moments, shout out 'HOT TUB TIME MACHINE!", like it was some sort of zen mantra."

So kind of you to look after the chromosomally unfortunate.
8
"This movie is very funny because it centers on common themes that we can all associate with." The first is regrets. "If I had done this..., then this would be better." The second is nostalgia. As we progress in age we all increase our amount of responsibility: job, kids, house, car, mortgages, etc. This movie gives us a sense of younger carefree days. The third is friendship. As we progress in life we lose track of our friendships because of increasing responsibility. The fourth is criticism of the present time we are in. Constantly, we are reminded of the hairdo's of the periods, clothing, etc. We then ask ourselves, "I wore that or I had that hairdo" The fourth is internal reflection. These men by being thrust into their younger selves, forces them to change their flaws. Adam becomes less self-centered. Nick realizes he needs to be more aggressive in life. Lou realizes life is worth living. This movie is definitively not for children because of the language and adult situations. However, it is worth seeing. I would not be surprised if a sequel involves 4 senior citizens that go back to the 1930s or 1940s. ***1/2 of 4 stars
9
We went to see this movie last night. I came out wildly entertained, but with a palpable feeling that I am NOT the target audience. The level of both scatological humor and boobs was pretty high for your standard usually-mature woman.

I highly recommend drinking beforehand and maybe playing some video games to get into an adolescent-boy state of mind.