USA Today travels in the Hot Tub Time Machine

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)USA Today has posted an interview with the stars of the sci-fi comedy HOT TUB TIME MACHINE. While mostly a portrait of how John Cusack, Rob Corddry, and Craig Robinson riff off one another in a good-natured way, there is the occasional snippet of discussion about, you know, the actual movie they are promoting:

Luckily, Cusack — who also produced Hot Tub —has a sense of humor about himself. The film’s mockery of the 1980s is partly a mockery of him, since he helped define the era for teenagers with his earliest films, including Sixteen Candles, The Sure Thing, Better off Dead, One Crazy Summer and Say Anything. “I thought that would be one of the things that is fun about it,” he says. “It’s a mix of snarky, and post-modern, and really, really dumb comedy. Profoundly stupid.”

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You’re either in or out with the title,” Cusack says. “I thought it would be the greatest, recreational water-based time-travel movie in history.”

“Better than Sauna Wormhole?” Corddry asks, making one up off the top of his head.

“Better than Whirlpool Wayback?” Robinson adds.

“There are other time-travel movies,” Cusack says. “None of them are as good — or as water-based.”

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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