KICK SOME PAST.
After an accident that is widely believed to be a suicide attempt, friends of the alcoholic Lou (Rob Corddry) take him to a winter resort – but they all end up going back in time to the 1980s. A comedy that wants to be both The Hangover (2009) and Back to the Future (1985), but comes nowhere close to either. The hot tub time machine (that’s a first) gives the four leads a chance to think about what happened to their lives. The raunchy gags get a little stale after a while, and Chevy Chase’s part is pointless.
2010-U.S. 99 min. Color. Directed by Steve Pink. Cast: John Cusack (Adam Yates), Clark Duke (Jacob Dorchen), Craig Robinson (Nick Webber), Rob Corddry (Lou Dorchen), Crispin Glover, Sebastian Stan… Chevy Chase.
Trivia: Followed by Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015).