Hot Tub Time Machine

Published September 21, 2010

Hot Tub Time Machine

Film info

  • Title Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Director Steve Pink
  • Year 2010
  • Run time 1hr 41m
  • Genres Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
  • Tagline Kick some past

Adam, Lou, Nick and Jacob are four friends whose lives are going nowhere. When the men decide to take a holiday at a ski resort that they used to visit when they were younger, they find themselves transported back to 1986 by a magical time-bending Jacuzzi. Adam, Lou, Nick and Jacob are determined to take advantage of this incredible phenomenon and live the lives they've always wanted to live.

Live Blog

Time Comment
0:59 You know, I don’t think I’ve ever been in a hot tub.
4:00 “What should I do out of the house?”
4:36 He’s hooked on Second Life? Does anyone still use that?
6:21 That is two iPhones so far. I call placement.
10:11 That gets the nephew out of the house at least.
11:39 It doesn’t matter what is in the drink, all you need to know is that it’s illegal.
18:00 That hot tub is still a bit suspicious though. It’s orange.
20:16 I like that they’re all on skis, except the kid on a snowboard.
22:29 It’s interesting that today’s fashion is all dull and bland colours. The 80s was quite… vibrant.
23:34 Look at that Walkman. And the tapes!
26:55 “I almost passed out, you’re such a dork.”
27:14 He’s talking about Terminator. I’ve seen it!!
35:16 Realistically, though, who would throw a chainsaw around?
40:32 She certainly has a lot of energy. I would have dumped her too.
44:07 Winterfest looks very cold. I guess the clue is in the title.
46:25 I love arguments about what should go in manuals. The friendship manual.
51:47 Life has a way of course correcting, you know.
58:39 Cigars do look gross.
59:49 For a film with this much swearing, there are actually some interesting theories about life.
1:03:23 “Twitter! Whatever that is.” Hehehe.
1:05:08 I would go back without my friends. But I’m evil like that.
1:06:23 He should have sung some Lady Gaga, that would show them.
1:07:17 Ah-ha! not Lady Gaga, but Black Eyed Peas.
1:11:48 “John Lennon gets shot! Did that already happen?”
1:14:30 This arm thing is freaking me out. When, when, when?
1:21:48 Hehe, it’s funny that it didn’t work. That never happens in films.
1:24:52 It’s a bit Back to the Future, shouting about the morals of it over the lightning.
1:26:29 I now see that Red Bull might be quite bad for you.
1:28:53 OH MY GOD. That’s George McFly!!!


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!

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.

Rating: 3 / 5

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