This little bit of Americana was so much good, nostalgic fun that it surprised me that more people didn't take a bite. I mean, who doesn't have fun in a hot tub? Or hasn't tested, at least once, the more-bodies-more-fun principle? The comedy's first good decision was to build the film around the ultimate retro star John Cusack. He's joined by Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson as old pals, and Clark Duke as a nerdy nephew. It's a politically incorrect adventure, with completely illogical special effects, a story line that at times makes absolutely no sense, Crispin Glover in one running sight gag that gets better instead of old, a crush of very cool '80s references, and some gross-out moments that are genius. Oh, and about a billion laughs. Related: Movie review: 'Hot Tub Time Machine'
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