ByTimothy English, writer at
Timothy English

The sequel picks up after the events of the first movie, where Lou (Rob Cordry), Nick (Craig Robinson), and Jacob (Clarke Duke) have changed their futures. Lou is now a rock God and founder of Lougle. Nick has become a Grammy winning artist by ripping off every pop song from the 90's. Jacob is still reeling after finding out he is Lou's son, the only real way his life has changed. Events are set in motion when Lou is shot, and the boys decide to use the hot tub time machine to go back in time and save him ... cue disappointment.

Instead, the boys, for some reason, are transported ten years into the future. Enter Chevy Chase for his gratuitous cameo to explain-ish that the hot tub time machine takes them where they need to go. So, into the future they go for an uninspired mission to track down Lou's killer. This leads them to Adam -- err, Adam Jr., played by Adam Scott, who joins the cast as the straight man to the incredibly immature antics of the other time travelers. He plays the son of Cusack's character from the first film, because apparently Cusack wasn't invited back. He's the lucky one. (Continue Reading)

Paramount Pictures, with permission
Paramount Pictures, with permission

Release date: Feb. 20, 2015

Directed by: Simon Pink

Written by: Josh Heald

Starring: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, and Chevy Chase

MPAA rating: R for crude sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, drug use and some violence

Running time: 93 minutes


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