Title: Hot Tub Time Machine Director: Steve Pink Year: 2010 Run time: 1hr 41
I normally think that a film like this would not be for me, but the trailer made us laugh out loud, and that’s really all that’s needed to convince me to give it a chance. Mr C and I watched this straight after Leap Year. Two films in one day!
00:00:59 - You know, I don’t think I’ve ever been in a hot tub. 00:04:00 - “What should I do out of the house?” 00:04:36 - He’s hooked on Second Life? Does anyone still use that? 00:06:21 - That is two iPhones so far. I call placement. 00:10:11 - That gets the nephew out of the house at least. 00:11:39 - It doesn’t matter what is in the drink, all you need to know is that it’s illegal. 00:18:00 - That hot tub is still a bit suspicious though. It’s orange. 00:20:16 - I like that they’re all on skis, except the kid on a snowboard. 00:22:29 - It’s interesting that today’s fashion is all dull and bland colours. The 80s was quite… vibrant. 00:23:34 - Look at that Walkman. And the tapes! 00:26:55 - “I almost passed out, you’re such a dork.” **00:27:14 - He’s talking about Terminator. I’ve seen it!! **00:35:16 - Realistically, though, who would throw a chainsaw around? 00:40:32 - She certainly has a lot of energy. I would have dumped her too. 00:44:07 - Winterfest looks very cold. I guess the clue is in the title. 00:46:25 - I love arguments about what should go in manuals. The friendship manual. 00:51:47 - Life has a way of course correcting, you know. 00:58:39 - Cigars do look gross. 00:59:49 - For a film with this much swearing, there are actually some interesting theories about life. 01:03:23 -** “Twitter! Whatever that is.” Hehehe. **01:05:08 - I would go back without my friends. But I’m evil like that. 01:06:23 - He should have sung some Lady Gaga, that would show them. 01:07:17 - Ah-ha! not Lady Gaga, but Black Eyed Peas.** **01:11:48 - “John Lennon gets shot! Did that already happen?” 01:14:30 - This arm thing is freaking me out. When, when, when? 01:21:48 - Hehe, it’s funny that it didn’t work. That never happens in films. 01:24:52 - It’s a bit Back to the Future, shouting about the morals of it over the lightning. 01:26:29 - I now see that Red Bull might be quite bad for you. 01:28:53 - OH MY GOD. That’s George McFly!!!
There was far too much swearing, and it was all a bit gross for me, but even so, I would watch it all over again for two reasons. 1) The “Hot Tub Time Machine” moment. I could watch that all day. 2) The moment when I realised it was George McFly. I can’t believe I didn’t know until the end, and when I realised, it totally blew my mind. Not a great film, but moments of brilliance and certainly worth watching, if you can cope with it.