Hot Tub Time Machine

Director: Steve Pink
Year Released: 2010
Rating: 2.0

Unhealthy regressive male fantasy sends three men (and Clark Duke) back to the mid-80's - via the title apparatus - to correct the mistakes the made at the time (though they're instructed to keep things exactly the same so as not to affect the future). It is quite open about its source of inspiration, Back to the Future - even going so far as to cast Crispin Glover in a key role - and is an attempt to ride the current wave of 'successful' bromances (dudes bonding over drinking and degrading women), but much of this is predictable - even Rob Corddry's crudeness is a 50/50 thing: sometimes hitting, sometimes failing. There aren't enough original ideas in this to really elevate it; many of the in-jokes (around '80s culture) won't mean much to those too young to remember 1986 and not cutting enough to matter to those that do.