Five Stars : Hot Tub Time Machine

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A few days ago I started a Five Star review of Los Abrazos Rotos. This is not that review. Again a John Cusack movie that surprises me, this time in a good way. The movie is called "Hot Tub Time Machine". There are no surprises here, just fun. A coworker said it best when she asked "is it just like making fun of old John Cusack movies?" In a sense, yes. The fact is this movie borrows a lot from many 80s movies. There's definitely references to Better Off Dead but it's not just that. It's the spirit of the eighties seen through today's eyes. More than once, the characters are mortified that the worst thing that could happen to them is having to live the 80s again. I have not seen a movie as consistently funny as this one since last year's The Hangover, which is no easy feat. "Yea but, five stars?" I rate movies based on what I would like to see again and what I want my friends to experience or talk to them about. When I got out of the theatre I immediately called people to tell them that they had to spend money in this movie. It's that funny. I would honestly not mind a movie like this every year. it's like the white buffalo.