Movie-a-Day Challenge: Hot Tub Time Marchine

This post is part of my movie-a-day challenge in which I will watch a film every day for 365 days. Today is Day 47. You can see all the posts for this challenge HERE. To see the original Movie-a-Day Challenge post, click HERE.

Hot tub time machine movie imageHot Tub Time Machine’: A Surprisingly Awesome Blast from the Past 🕒🛁”

Hey there, friends!

So, I finally got around to watching “Hot Tub Time Machine,” and let me tell you, it was a trip (pun totally intended)! I mean, with a title like that, you’ve got to wonder what you’re getting yourself into, right? But honestly, it was way better than I expected. 🎉

The plot is this wild mishmash of nostalgia and absurdity that somehow works. Picture this: four guys, stuck in various ruts in their lives, get whisked back to the 1980s via, you guessed it, a hot tub. It sounds like a joke your uncle would make after a few beers, but trust me, it’s comedy gold.

John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke – these dudes are hilarious together. They have this chemistry that just clicks, like they’ve been buddies forever. Cusack, with his classic ‘I’m too old for this’ vibe, plays the straight man to Corddry’s over-the-top antics. And Robinson? Man, his deadpan humor had me in stitches. Duke, the youngest of the bunch, is like this adorably clueless puppy you just wanna protect.

The 80s setting is a character in itself. The neon, the hair, the music – it’s like a love letter to the era, but with a cheeky wink. It’s like the movie is saying, “Remember this? Wasn’t it ridiculous? But also kind of awesome?” I mean, the outfits alone are a sight to behold. 🕺

But here’s the thing – amidst all the laugh-out-loud moments (and there are plenty), there’s this undercurrent of heart. It’s about these guys confronting their pasts, their regrets, and it hits you right in the feels. You start off laughing at their misadventures and end up kinda rooting for them. It’s weirdly heartwarming.

I gotta say, the humor isn’t for everyone. It’s a bit raunchy, a bit ridiculous, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. But that’s the charm of it. It’s like that friend who’s always cracking jokes – sometimes they’re a hit, sometimes they miss, but you love them anyway.

And the cameos! Chevy Chase pops in as this mysterious repairman, and it’s just… perfection. His deadpan delivery is on point.

Honestly, I didn’t think I’d like it as much as I did. I figured it’d be one of those movies you watch once and forget. But nope, this one’s sticking with me. It’s like a good song from the 80s – kinda cheesy, but undeniably catchy.

A random fact that blew my mind: the term “hot tub” dates back to 1940, when the Jacuzzi brothers immigrated to the U.S. from Italy and eventually created a hydrotherapy pump for bathtubs. That’s right, the hot tub is an Italian-American invention! (Source: History of the Jacuzzi Brand)

If you’re in the mood for a laugh and a dose of nostalgia, give “Hot Tub Time Machine” a whirl. It’s like a cozy, funny blanket made of memories and jokes. And who knows, you might end up loving it as much as I did.

Catch you tomorrow,
Roger 🌟

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