Hot Tub Time Machine


(2010) ★★

Channel 4: Saturday 11 July, 11.05pm

Bored and unhappy, best buddies John Cusack, Craig Robinson and Rob Corddry try to revive their 1980s glory days by spending the weekend at the Silver Peaks, a superfly ski resort in Kodiak Valley… which the recession has turned into The Shining’s Overlook out of season. At least their suite comes with a time warp Jacuzzi. Cusack’s nephew Clark Duke is along for the ride, too, so the youngsters won’t feel totally left out of all this wild mid-life mayhem. If Adam Sandler’s retro hit The Wedding Singer sucked on the sweet side of nostalgia, this goes hard and crass for the sour. Unlike Sex Drive and The Hangover, it’s much more dumb than funny. In that respect, it lives up to its title. The only way it could be made dumber is by adding a digit to it. Which is maybe why John Cusack ducked out of Hot Tub Time Machine 2.

Certificate: 15

Duration: 92min