Hot Tub Time Machine

MGM / United Artists / New Crime Released 2010




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Movie Summary

Steve Pink

Hot Tub Time Machine is about a group of friends who are hurled back in time by means of a magical hot tub. The story begins in 2010 with Adam, Jacob, and Nick taking Lou to their old ski resort getaway following what they believe to be a suicide attempt. The friends party in the resort hot tub while drinking a Russian energy drink called Chernobyl. The Chernobyl spills in the hot tub control panel, turning the hot tub into a time machine and sending the gang back to 1986. They realize that they have been sent back to one of the most important times in their personal history after noticing all the staples of the 1980s.. They realize they can each alter their future and maybe get their lives back on track.


Metacritic Score

  • 100

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    The movie itself is a nonstop barrage -- somewhere between a riot and an orgy -- of crude, obnoxious gags and riffs. If you are a connoisseur of sexual, scatological or just plain ...

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    About a billion laughs (though "Hot Tub" is not for the faint of heart or anyone even slightly concerned with what's happened to common decency these days).

  • 50

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    Even by recent standards for mainstream comedy packaging, "Tub" looks dull and ugly.

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    • Production budget - $36,000,000
      Domestic gross - $50,287,556 (66th)
      Worldwide gross - $64,572,262 (73rd)

    • Filming locations:
      Vancouver Film Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
      Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Valley, San Bernardino National Forest, California
      Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
      Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

    • Taglines:
      1. Kick Some Past.

    • Music:
      Turn Up the Radio
      Written by Steve Isham, Steve Lynch, Steve Plunkett, Randy Rand and Keni E. Richards
      Performed by Autograph
      Heaven's Sake
      Written by Ali Dee, Joey Katsaros and Alana Da Fonseca
      Performed by Perfect
      My Block
      Written by Ali Dee, Julian Davis and Zach Danziger
      Performed by Cham Pain
      About to Burst
      Written and Performed by Ken Tamplin
      Home Sweet Home
      Written by Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Vince Neil
      Performed by Mötley Crüe
      Written by Ali Dee and Joey Katsaros
      Performed by The Little Wands
      Occam's Razor
      Written by John Burton Kerry and Christopher Sampson
      Performed by Ocha la Rocha
      Written by Robbie van Leeuwen
      Performed by The Jerry Ross Symposium
      Written by Chris Dowd
      Performed by The Ultra-Infidels
      The Stripper
      Written by David Rose
      Louder than a Bomb
      Written by Chuck D., Eric Sadler and Hank Shocklee
      Performed by Public Enemy
      Kickstart My Heart
      Written by Nikki Sixx
      Performed by Mötley Crüe
      Perfect Way
      Written by Green Gartside and David Gamson
      Performed by Scritti Politti
      The Safety Dance
      Written by Ivan Doroschuk
      Performed by Men Without Hats
      I Can't Wait
      Written by John Robert Smith
      Performed by Nu Shooz
      What You Need
      Written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence
      Performed by INXS
      Modern Love
      Written and Performed by David Bowie
      Smooth Up in Ya
      Written by Jimmy D'Anda, Mick Sweda, Marq Torien and Lonnie Vencent
      Performed by BulletBoys
      I Heard a Rumor
      Written by Rodney Feshenfeld, Preston Klik and Erik Lekberg
      Performed by Ghost Swami
      Push It
      Written by Herbie Azor and Ray Davies (as Raymond Davies)
      Performed by Salt-N-Pepa (as Salt 'N' Pepa)
      Talk Dirty to Me
      Written by Bobby Dall, C.C. Deville, Bret Michaels and Rikki Rockett
      Performed by Poison
      Written by Michael Des Barres and Holly Knight
      Performed by Animotion
      I Want to Know What Love Is
      Written by Mick Jones
      Performed by Foreigner
      Cry Tough
      Written by Bobby Dall, C.C. Deville, Bret Michaels and Rikki Rockett
      Performed by Poison
      Bring on the Dancing Horses
      Written by Pete DeFreitas, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Will Sergeant
      Performed by Echo & The Bunnymen
      Keep Your Eye on the Money
      Written by Nikki Sixx
      Performed by Mötley Crüe
      Bar Bet
      Written and Performed by Jake Monaco
      (I Just) Died in Your Arms
      Written by Nick Van Eede
      Performed by Cutting Crew
      Skin I'm In
      Written by Dennis White, Luciana Caporaso and Nick Clow
      Performed by Static Revenger featuring Luciana Caporaso
      Save It for Later
      Written by Roger Charlery, Andy Cox, David Steele, Everett Morton and David Wakeling
      Performed by English Beat
      Written by Gary Kemp
      Performed by Spandau Ballet
      I Will Dare
      Written by Paul Westerberg
      Performed by The Replacements
      Careless Whisper
      Written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley
      Performed by Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious
      Jessie's Girl
      Written by Rick Springfield
      Performed by Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious
      Let's Get It Started
      Written by Will I Am, Taboo, Mike Fratantuno, George Pajon Jr. and Terence Yoshiaki
      Performed by Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious
      Blind Man
      Written by Christophe Beck, Gonzales and Philip Smith
      Performed by Newton Talks
      Bizarre Love Triangle
      Written by Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner
      Performed by New Order
      Written and Performed by Jake Monaco
      Written by Enrique Iglesias, Paul Barry and Mark Taylor
      Performed by Enrique Iglesias
      Yes Man
      Written by Ali Dee and Joey Katsaros
      Performed by The Little Wands
      Once in a Lifetime
      Written by David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth
      Performed by Talking Heads


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Slapstick, Time Travel