posted on Mar, 28 2010 @ 07:48 AM
For those of you that remember the 80's, this movie is a must see. Sure, it's pointless and silly, crude and disgusting but it's also
In a nutshell, John Cusack plays a guy who's girlfriend has just moved out on him. One of his childhood friends has a mishap that bring the old gang
together. They're all losers. One of them is an alcoholic mess (Rob Corddry), the other is a former singer who gave up his passion for his wife
(Craig Robinson)and the fourth member of the trio is Cusack's nephew. The nephew is a basement dwelling (Cusack's basement) video game geek (Clark
The four of them head to a ski resort where Cusack to try and recapture the fun and glory of their youth. They wind up being transported back, via
the hot tub, to the 80's. Following the Marty McFLy/Doc Brown school of thought, they must do everything exactly the same so that they can all get
back to the present.
There's plenty of stupidity, as is usually the case in time travel movies but this isn't a thinking man's movie. This is a raunchy, ridiculous
comedy and it works. Cusack is, as always, a great anchor but it's Corddry and Robinson who provide the most laughs.
There are tons of references to the culture and news of the 80's, some blatant, others very sly and there are a few stellar cameos. Notably, Billy
Zabka (Johnny from Karate Kid) in a scene with Corddry and Robinson that is, simply put, not something to be discussed here.
I highly recommend the movie to anyone who can recall the 80's. For those of you who are too young to remember walkmen, Reagan, "the drive" etc,
you'll still find it entertaining but many of the jokes will be lost on you.