Hot Tub Time Machine would have come in 1st grossing about $35mil. Instead it made about $13.6mil and came in 3rd.
This movie, in my opinion, is the best comedy since The Hangover! It is extremely fun to watch and absolutely hilarious. I cared for each and every one of the characters... especially John Cusack! I have been in love with John Cusack since Gross Point Blank.
I'm curious to know how this high concept comedy sits with a younger audience, aka anyone born after 1989. I shall ask my interns today what they thought, because I believe that the older actors and 80s jokes might be before their time, and therefore not have the same degree of appeal to this younger audience.
Also, how could one go wrong with the F*** up best friend? This is the key for any successful, comedic all-male ensemble. Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover and similarly Will Ferrell in Old School and now Rob Corddry for Hot Tub Time Machine. Classic!
Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!
p.s. Flora, remember to always keep the enemy close! And She who laughs last laughs longest!
p.p.s. To answer your question... no I have not taken any steps toward a vacation YET!