History Film / HotTubTimeMachine

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The titular hot tub repeatedly draws attention to this trope and straddles a strange line between playing it straight and parodying it in the character of the Hot Tub repair man, who may just be a {{cloudcuckoolander}} repair man, or may be some sort of TimePolice setting the time travelers on their way. Jacob even lampshades it, by noting that the repairman's words perfectly support either theory, and asks if it would kill the repairman to just give him a straight answer.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The titular hot tub film repeatedly draws attention to this trope and straddles a strange line between playing it straight and parodying it in the character of the Hot Tub repair man, who may just be a {{cloudcuckoolander}} repair man, or may be some sort of TimePolice setting the time travelers on their way. Jacob even lampshades it, by noting that the repairman's words perfectly support either theory, and asks if it would kill the repairman to just give him a straight answer.
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* MacGuffin: The can of Chernobly turned out to be what re-activates the time machine. As the can causes the group of protagonists to be MistakenForSpies, however, the can is stolen by a group of {{Knight Templar}}s who [[RedScare think the can is secretly a bomb.
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The Portuguese title was ''A Ressaca'' which means... "The Hangover".
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'' repeatedly draws attention to this trope and straddles a strange line between playing it straight and parodying it in the character of the Hot Tub repair man, who may just be a {{cloudcuckoolander}} repair man, or may be some sort of TimePolice setting the time travelers on their way. Jacob even lampshades it, by noting that the repairman's words perfectly support either theory, and asks if it would kill the repairman to just give him a straight answer.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'' The titular hot tub repeatedly draws attention to this trope and straddles a strange line between playing it straight and parodying it in the character of the Hot Tub repair man, who may just be a {{cloudcuckoolander}} repair man, or may be some sort of TimePolice setting the time travelers on their way. Jacob even lampshades it, by noting that the repairman's words perfectly support either theory, and asks if it would kill the repairman to just give him a straight answer.
24th Jun '16 9:40:13 AM Josef5678
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* TwentyMinutesIntoThePast: Was made in 2010 and may be intended to take place in 2006, before the iPhone came out.
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The last film to be distributed by {{MGM}} before its bankruptcy and reorganization as a pure producer and co-funder.

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The last film to be distributed by {{MGM}} Creator/{{MGM}} before its bankruptcy and reorganization as a pure producer and co-funder.



** Motley Crue's "Home Sweet Home" was already released in 1985; a year before it would have been possible for Lou to create the song.

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** Motley Crue's Music/MotleyCrue's "Home Sweet Home" was already released in 1985; a year before it would have been possible for Lou to create the song.



** Adam references Sweet Child O' Mine. Appetite For Destruction didn't come out until 1987, and the song itself wasn't released as a single until 1988.

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** Adam references Sweet "Sweet Child O' Mine. Appetite Mine" by Music/GunsNRoses. ''Appetite For Destruction Destruction'' didn't come out until 1987, and the song itself wasn't released as a single until 1988.



* DirtyCommunists: The time travellers are mistaken for communist spies trying to overthrow the American government, after Blaine and the ski patrol find their modern cell phones and [=MP3=] players (which they think are [[ShoePhone spy gadgets]]), and their can of Chernobyl.

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* DirtyCommunists: The time travellers travelers are mistaken for communist spies trying to overthrow the American government, after Blaine and the ski patrol find their modern cell phones and [=MP3=] players (which they think are [[ShoePhone spy gadgets]]), and their can of Chernobyl.Chernobly.



* FightFurYourRightToParty: A music-driven montage showing the main characters enjoying the titual hot tub [[BingeMontage while getting hammered]]. At some point the increasingly fragmented and spinning shots start showing a guy in a large bear suit partying with them.

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* FightFurYourRightToParty: A music-driven montage showing the main characters enjoying the titual titular hot tub [[BingeMontage while getting hammered]]. At some point the increasingly fragmented and spinning shots start showing a guy in a large bear suit partying with them.



* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Lou choses to stay his younger self in 1986 [[TheSlowPath and relive his life]], instead of going back to 2010 with his friends. Adam also choses to stay behind, but ends up falling into the hot tub during the return trip]].

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* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Lou choses chooses to stay his younger self in 1986 [[TheSlowPath and relive his life]], instead of going back to 2010 with his friends. Adam also choses chooses to stay behind, but ends up falling into the hot tub during the return trip]].



* ImStandingRightHere: Believing Lou to be asleep, Nick and Adam start having listing off all the reasons why Lou's life sucks and why he'd want to kill himself. Lou is not asleep, and he calls them out for it.

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* ImStandingRightHere: Believing Lou to be asleep, Nick and Adam start having listing off all the reasons why Lou's life sucks and why he'd want to kill himself. Lou is not asleep, and he calls them out for it.



* MisterSandmanSequence: The film has one of these when the four protagonists reach the ski lodge and realize that it's TheEighties. Featuring leg warmers, [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Reagan]], EightiesHair, ''MiamiVice'' T-shirts, cassette players, cell phones the size of bricks, {{MTV}} [[NetworkDecay playing music videos]], and more all to set the mood.

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* MisterSandmanSequence: The film has one of these when the four protagonists reach the ski lodge and realize that it's TheEighties. Featuring leg warmers, [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Reagan]], EightiesHair, ''MiamiVice'' ''Series/MiamiVice'' T-shirts, cassette players, cell phones the size of bricks, {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} [[NetworkDecay playing music videos]], and more all to set the mood.



* TheObiWannabe: The mysterious repairman delivers lots of [[IceCreamKoan cryptic and ominous-sounding warning]], from which the gang infers that doing anything differently will screw up the timeline in unpredictable ways (like a vomit-covered squirrel changing the outcome of a pro-football game). [[spoiler:They end up defying him, and it turns out to be largely BS as Lou stays in the past to redo his life and makes his life infinitely better by the present day]].

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* TheObiWannabe: The mysterious repairman delivers lots of [[IceCreamKoan cryptic and ominous-sounding warning]], warnings]], from which the gang infers that doing anything differently will screw up the timeline in unpredictable ways (like a vomit-covered squirrel changing the outcome of a pro-football game). [[spoiler:They end up defying him, and it turns out to be largely BS as Lou stays in the past to redo his life and makes his life infinitely better by the present day]].



* SuddenlySober: Adam from takes coke, weed and mushrooms in his hotel room and can't even get up from the floor. His nephew, Jacob, then bursts into the room and tells him he needs his help. Adam is completely sober in the next scene.

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* SuddenlySober: Adam from takes coke, weed and mushrooms in his hotel room and can't even get up from the floor. His nephew, Jacob, then bursts into the room and tells him he needs his help. Adam is completely sober in the next scene.



* TimeTravelersAreSpies: Blaine and the ski patrol mistake the main characters for Soviet spies after finding their cell phones and [=MP3=] players (which they think are [[ShoePhone spy gadgets]]), and their can of Chernobyl energy drink with its [[TheBackwardsR Cyrillic lettering]] (which they think is a bomb).

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* TimeTravelersAreSpies: Blaine and the ski patrol mistake the main characters for Soviet spies after finding their cell phones and [=MP3=] players (which they think are [[ShoePhone spy gadgets]]), and their can of Chernobyl Chernobly energy drink with its [[TheBackwardsR Cyrillic lettering]] (which they think is a bomb).



* WhatTheHellHero: After being beaten up by Blane and his friends, Lou emotionally chastises Nick and especially Adam for being piss-poor friends who are never around when he needs them. Adam argues at first, but eventually has to admit that Lou is right.

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* WhatTheHellHero: After being beaten up by Blane Blaine and his friends, Lou emotionally chastises Nick and especially Adam for being piss-poor friends who are never around when he needs them. Adam argues at first, but eventually has to admit that Lou is right.
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%% * MentorArchetype: Parodied with the repairman.



%% * MentorArchetype: Parodied with the repairman.



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

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



!!The sequel contains examples of:

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!!The %%!!The sequel contains examples of:
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%% * MentalTimeTravel: For everyone but Jacob.

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%% * MentalTimeTravel: For everyone but Jacob.Everyone takes the appearance of their younger selves with the exception of Jacob, who was conceived on the day the group travel to.



%% * MistakenForSpies

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%% * MistakenForSpiesMistakenForSpies: Because the group has 21[-[[superscript:st]]-] technology such as [=iPods=] and cell phones that Blaine and his gang confuse with [[ShoePhone spy equipment]] and the fact that Lou was carrying Chernobly, Blaine assumes that all of them are Soviet spies.



%% * ObiWan: Parodied with the repairman.

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%% * ObiWan: MentorArchetype: Parodied with the repairman.



%% * PlayingGertrude: Kelly and April in the future. Kelly especially because at they tried to make April look older.

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%% * PlayingGertrude: Kelly and April in the future. Kelly especially because at least they tried to make April look older.
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%% * BadFuture: Inverted, as the movie starts out in one.
%% * BasementDweller: Played straight as an arrow with Jacob.

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%% * BadFuture: Inverted, as the movie starts out in one.
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one. Nick works a dead-end job of cleaning dogs' anuses, Jacob [[BasementDweller lives in his uncle's basement]], and Lou's life is so bad, he attempts suicide. [[spoiler:At the end of the film, Nick lives his dream of being a musician, Lou becomes a billionaire by exploiting what he knew would happen after the '80s, and Jacob lives with his rich father.]]
* BasementDweller: Played straight as an arrow In the beginning of the film, Jacob lives in his uncle Adam's basement and refuses to get a job or do anything with Jacob.his life.



%% * ButtMonkey: Lou

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%% * ButtMonkey: LouThroughout the course of the film, Lou receives the most physical injuries of the protagonists, including being chased by a gang of {{Knight Templar}}s accusing him of being a Soviet spy.
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%% * BiggusDickus: Nick.

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%% * BiggusDickus: BiggerIsBetterInBed: Nick.



%% * CallingTheOldManOut: "I always knew there was a reason I hated you!"

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%% * CallingTheOldManOut: After Jacob sees [[spoiler:Lou is having sex with Kelly,]] he becomes completely flabbergasted that [[spoiler:this makes Lou his father,]] which Jacob sees as a sort of MoralEventHorizon.
-->'''Jacob''':
"I always knew there was a reason I hated you!"
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