History Film / HotTubTimeMachine

9th Oct '17 12:44:59 AM ErraticQuelea
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* BromanticComedy: Its a male lead comedy and there are only a few female characters.
8th Oct '17 10:26:47 PM ErraticQuelea
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lou. He's very obnoxious and rude but that's because he's a ManChild and he finally lets go of his friends and accepts them for who they are.
27th Sep '17 7:43:35 PM Josef5678
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* MentorArchetype: Parodied with the repairman, who keeps dropping criptic references without ever directly informing the characters about anything and vanishing every time in the thin air when nobody is looking in his direction.

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* MentorArchetype: Parodied with the repairman, who keeps dropping criptic cryptic references without ever directly informing the characters about anything and vanishing every time in the thin air when nobody is looking in his direction.



* NostalgiaFilter: At first Adam can't remember ''why'' he broke up with his old girlfriend, Jenny, and because he only recalls good things about her he believes that he made a huge mistake by dumping her. [[spoiler:Once we actually meet her in the past and find out how shallow and crazy she is, it's not hard to see why Adam dumped her. [[TheFatalist But he was still unhappy with the whole situation]]]].
** This applies to entire pack. They reminiscent their '86 stay in Kodiak Valley as the best weekend they ever had together. [[spoiler: But it turns out Adam ended up with a messy and painful aftermath of breaking up with Jenny, Nick's performance in the club was him badly covering "Never Dance Again" with everyone booing and worst of it all, Lou was not only left alone by his friends in the moment he needed them most, but was contemplating suicide for the first time]]. But since so many years have passed and they were originally piss-drunk most of the time, they only have a very vague recollection of how things played out.

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* NostalgiaFilter: NostalgiaFilter:
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At first Adam can't remember ''why'' he broke up with his old girlfriend, Jenny, and because he only recalls good things about her he believes that he made a huge mistake by dumping her. [[spoiler:Once we actually meet her in the past and find out how shallow and crazy she is, it's not hard to see why Adam dumped her. [[TheFatalist But he was still unhappy with the whole situation]]]].
** This applies to the entire pack. They reminiscent their '86 stay in Kodiak Valley as the best weekend they ever had together. [[spoiler: But it turns out Adam ended up with a messy and painful aftermath of breaking up with Jenny, Nick's performance in the club was him badly covering "Never Dance Again" with everyone booing and worst of it all, Lou was not only left alone by his friends in the moment he needed them most, but was contemplating suicide for the first time]]. But since so many years have passed and they were originally piss-drunk most of the time, they only have a very vague recollection of how things played out.



* TheStoner: Adam has enough illegal drugs in his briefcase to overdose an elephant. [[spoiler: When he hits mashrooms, he turns even more eloquent than sober]].

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* TheStoner: Adam has enough illegal drugs in his briefcase to overdose an elephant. [[spoiler: When he hits mashrooms, mushrooms, he turns even more eloquent than sober]].



* VomitIndiscretionShot: [[spoiler:Jacob pukes on Lou when the Bellhop's arm gets ripped off by a passing snowplow]].

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: VomitIndiscretionShot:
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[[spoiler:Jacob pukes on Lou when the Bellhop's arm gets ripped off by a passing snowplow]].
27th Sep '17 6:52:02 AM Jamniq
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Nobody really likes Lou and his progressively more depressive acts and generally being hard to endure even for his friends. However Adam and Nick still do stick for him after he ends up in a hospital and take him for a nostalgic trip to Kodiak Valley.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Nobody really likes Lou is this for the gang. His nonstop obnoxious jerkass streak and overall sociopathic self-destructive tendencies that often put him and his progressively more depressive acts and generally being hard friends in peril lead the rest of the gang to endure even for his friends. However Adam and Nick despise him greatly despite still do stick for choosing to hang around him. Even his own son and wife as seen in the sequel if Lou continued his ways found him after he ends up in to be a hospital "virus" and take him for a nostalgic trip want nothing to Kodiak Valley.do with him.



* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Check, check, and check! The '86 weekend the trio had turns out to be an never-ending hard party with everyone getting laid few at least once.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Check, check, and check! The '86 weekend the trio had turns out to be an never-ending hard party with everyone getting laid few at least once.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Lou is this for the gang. His nonstop obnoxious jerkass streak and overall sociopathic self-destructive tendencies that often put him and his friends in peril lead the rest of the gang to despise him greatly despite still choosing to hang around him. Even his own son and wife as seen in the sequel if Lou continued his ways found him to be a "virus" and want nothing to do with him.
25th Sep '17 11:05:57 AM Jamniq
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* LukeIAmYourFather: The unknown guy who impregnated Kelly when she was a sex-crazy teen? [[spoiler: It was Jacob, who was too drunk himself in the original timeline to remember even having sex with Kelly]].
-->'''Lou:''' I knew I hated you for a reason, I'm gonna tell everyone in prison I went back in time to kill my own father!

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* LukeIAmYourFather: The unknown guy who impregnated Kelly when she was a sex-crazy teen? [[spoiler: It was Jacob, Lou, who was too drunk himself in the original timeline to remember even having sex with Kelly]].
-->'''Lou:''' -->'''Jacob:''' I knew I hated you for a reason, I'm gonna tell everyone in prison I went back in time to kill my own father!
25th Sep '17 11:01:20 AM Jamniq
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%% * AlmightyJanitor: Ok, Almighty Hot Tub Repairman.

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%% * AlmightyJanitor: Ok, Almighty Hot Tub Repairman.Repairman. Who might or might not know about it being a time machine and definitely knows more than he should about electronics.



%% * BiggerIsBetterInBed: Nick.
%% * BingeMontage: Happens right before the guys travel back in time.
%% * BloodyHilarious: [[spoiler: The bellhop ''[[OverlyLongGag finally]]'' losing his arm.]]

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%% * BiggerIsBetterInBed: Nick.
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Nick's penis is so big [[spoiler: even Lou ends up impressed by it when forced to give him a blowjob]].
* BingeMontage: Happens right before the guys travel back in time.time, with everyone getting progressively more hammered, until they pass out.
%% * BloodyHilarious: [[spoiler: The bellhop ''[[OverlyLongGag finally]]'' losing his arm.arm, ripped off by a passing snowplough.]]



%% * ClusterFBomb

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%% * ClusterFBombClusterFBomb: If you remove profanity from his lines, Lou is practically mute.



%% * TheFriendNobodyLikes: On Lou:
%% --> '''Nick:''' You know how every group of friends has that one asshole? He's our asshole.

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%% * TheFriendNobodyLikes: On Lou:
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Nobody really likes Lou and his progressively more depressive acts and generally being hard to endure even for his friends. However Adam and Nick still do stick for him after he ends up in a hospital and take him for a nostalgic trip to Kodiak Valley.
--> '''Nick:''' You know how every group of friends has that one asshole? He's our asshole.



%% * HeroicBastard: Jacob [[spoiler:,at least until Lou (who, it turns out, is Jacob's father) changes the past so that he and Adam's sister get married.)]]

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%% * HeroicBastard: Jacob [[spoiler:,at never met his father and his mother doesn't have a clue who he might even be. [[spoiler: At least until Lou (who, it turns out, is always was Jacob's father) changes the past so that he and Adam's sister Kelly get married.)]]



%% * ItsNotYouItsMe: Played straight, both when Adam originally broke up with his girlfriend, [[spoiler:and again in the AlternateTimeline when ''she'' dumps ''him'' (which she was gonna do in the original timeline anyway)]].

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%% * ItsNotYouItsMe: Played straight, both Verbatim when Adam originally broke up with his girlfriend, [[spoiler:and ending up [[spoiler: stabbed in his eyebrow by Jenny and again in the AlternateTimeline when ''she'' dumps ''him'' (which she was gonna do in the original timeline anyway)]].anyway), ''stabbing him again'']].



%% * LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After Nick says, "[[TitleDrop It's some kind of hot tub-time machine]]".

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%% * LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After Nick says, "[[TitleDrop It's some kind of hot tub-time machine]]".machine]]", he looks directly at the camera and smiles.



%% * LukeIAmYourFather: This revelation comes as a shock to both Lou and Jacob.

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%% * LukeIAmYourFather: This revelation comes as The unknown guy who impregnated Kelly when she was a shock sex-crazy teen? [[spoiler: It was Jacob, who was too drunk himself in the original timeline to both Lou and Jacob.remember even having sex with Kelly]].
-->'''Lou:''' I knew I hated you for a reason, I'm gonna tell everyone in prison I went back in time to kill my own father!



%% * TheMasochismTango: [[spoiler: Lou and Kelly]]. And loving it!

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%% * TheMasochismTango: [[spoiler: Lou and Kelly]].Kelly end up married, bickering and fighting all the time]]. And loving it!



%% * MentorArchetype: Parodied with the repairman.

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%% * MentorArchetype: Parodied with the repairman.repairman, who keeps dropping criptic references without ever directly informing the characters about anything and vanishing every time in the thin air when nobody is looking in his direction.



%% * NeverMyFault: Adam has a bad case of this.

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%% * NeverMyFault: Adam has a bad case of this.this when it comes to sorting issues with all the different girlfriends he had in his life, starting with Jenny, his first (and only) love. And then there is [[spoiler: [[FairWeatherFriend his inability to stand behind Lou]] when he needed it most as a teen]].



%% * NoOntologicalInertia: Played with with Jacob, who has perplexing ontological inertia.

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%% * NoOntologicalInertia: Played with with Jacob, who has perplexing ontological inertia.keeps flickering with ''video cassette static'' each time something endangers his very conception.



* NotGoodWithRejection: In the original timeline, Jenny stabs Adam in the eye with a fork after he breaks up with her.

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** This applies to entire pack. They reminiscent their '86 stay in Kodiak Valley as the best weekend they ever had together. [[spoiler: But it turns out Adam ended up with a messy and painful aftermath of breaking up with Jenny, Nick's performance in the club was him badly covering "Never Dance Again" with everyone booing and worst of it all, Lou was not only left alone by his friends in the moment he needed them most, but was contemplating suicide for the first time]]. But since so many years have passed and they were originally piss-drunk most of the time, they only have a very vague recollection of how things played out.
* NotGoodWithRejection: In the original timeline, Jenny stabs Adam in the eye with a fork after he breaks up with her. [[spoiler: Considering she was going to break up with ''him'' makes it only worse]].



%% * PercussiveMaintenance: Jacob, when he starts going static.

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%% * PercussiveMaintenance: Jacob, when he starts going static.static, ends up hit in the head by Nick like a faulty TV. It helps for a while.



%% * RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler: When the gang comes back to the future, they have no memory of Lougle or the success that they have enjoyed for the last few decades.]]

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%% * RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler: When the gang comes back to the future, they have no memory of Lougle or the success that they have enjoyed for the last few decades.]]decades. It's left open if they ever get any memories or just need sizable help from Lou and their beloved ones to learn how history played out this time around]].



%% * ScrewDestiny
%% * SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: [[spoiler:What the guys end up doing once they summon up the brass to defy the repairman and do things the way they wish they had. In the end it results in them all having much better lives than they did before]].
%% * SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Check, check, and check!

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%% * ScrewDestiny
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ScrewDestiny: After they find out [[spoiler: Adam still didn't break out with Jenny, both Lou and Nick decide to play the rest of the day to get the most of it, rather than repeating the mistakes they've done in the past. Eventually Adam joins in, but only after ''Jenny'' breaks up with ''him'']].
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: [[spoiler:What the guys end [[spoiler: Starting very shy, with Adam being unable to break up doing once with Jenny, but when his friends learn about this, they summon up instantly decide to screw all the brass humiliation they've originally had to defy the repairman endure and do things the way they wish they had. run wild with their remaining time. In the end it this results in them all having much better lives than they did before]].
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before, not to mention Lou's decision to stay behind and profit on his knowledge of the future]].
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Check, check, and check!check! The '86 weekend the trio had turns out to be an never-ending hard party with everyone getting laid few at least once.



%% * TheStoner: Adam has enough illegal drugs in his briefcase to overdose an elephant.

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%% * TheStoner: Adam has enough illegal drugs in his briefcase to overdose an elephant.elephant. [[spoiler: When he hits mashrooms, he turns even more eloquent than sober]].



%% ** A particularly nasty one. For extra credit bonus points, it hits a squirrel.

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%% ** A particularly nasty one. one happens right after they wake up after their night in the hot tub. For extra credit bonus points, it hits a squirrel.squirrel, blowing it away.
9th Jul '17 12:47:40 PM Omnicron13
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Lou is this for the gang. His nonstop obnoxious jerkass streak and overall sociopathic self-destructive tendencies that often put him and his friends in peril lead the rest of the gang to despise him greatly despite still choosing to hang around him. Even his own son and wife as seen in the sequel if Lou continued his ways found him to be a "virus" and want nothing to do with him.
23rd May '17 11:21:33 AM CosmicFerret
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* SpiritualSuccessor: From the TimeTravel, to the MisterSandmanSequence, to standing up to the bully and his toadies, to the [[ALittleSomethingWeCallRockAndRoll A Little Something We Call Hip-Hop]] scene, to the search for the AppliedPhlebotinum in order to get back, to the minor part played by Crispin Glover, this is ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' for a new generation... or more like the same generation, but inverted.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: From the TimeTravel, to the MisterSandmanSequence, to standing up to the bully and his toadies, to the [[ALittleSomethingWeCallRockAndRoll A Little Something We Call Hip-Hop]] scene, to the search for the AppliedPhlebotinum in order to get back, to the minor part played by Crispin Glover, Creator/CrispinGlover, this is ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' for a new generation... or more like the same generation, but inverted.
16th May '17 4:48:51 PM OtterFish
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A 2010 comedy film directed by Steve Pink (the guy who did ''Film/{{Accepted}}''), starring Creator/JohnCusack, Rob Corddry, and Craig Robinson.

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A 2010 comedy film directed by Steve Pink (the guy who did ''Film/{{Accepted}}''), starring (also known for doing ''Film/{{Accepted}}'') that features an ensemble cast including Creator/JohnCusack, Rob Corddry, Creator/RobCorddry, and Craig Robinson.
Creator/CraigRobinson.
8th May '17 2:26:28 AM DoctorNemesis
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%% * AsideGlance: Nick, after the TitleDrop.

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%% * AsideGlance: Nick, after After declaring that the TitleDrop.hot tub must be "some kind of... [[TitleDrop hot tub time machine]]" following the group's journey back in time, Nick shoots an exasperated look to the camera.
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