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14th May 2010

Summary:

This zany time-travel comedy 'kicks some past' as a bunch of guys head back to the '80s...

For Adam (John Cusack) and his buddies, adult life just isn't working out. Adam's been dumped by his girlfriend, while Lou (Rob Corddry) is a party guy who can't find the party, Nick (Craig Robinson) is a henpecked husband, and Adam's nephew Jacob (Clark Duke) is a video game-obsessed nerd. In search of some action, the guys have a night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub. However, when they wake up, they realise that they've returned to the year 1986, a time when they were young and carefree - except for Jacob, who wasn't even born yet. The guys realise this is their chance to change their futures - Adam needs to change his love life, Nick needs to learn to assert himself, Lou needs to find his mojo - and Jacob needs to make sure he still exists!

Review:

I went to a screening of this film and didn't expect very much out of it. However, this is probably one of the funniest movies I've seen in a while. I laughed almost the entire length of the movie, which is something that hasn't happened in a long time. The movie is extremely well-written. John Cusack really carries the movie with a great performance. Chevy Chase really doesn't do much of anything. Comedy was sort of in the vein of "The 40 Year Old Virgin." The film doesn't take itself seriously at all, which is part of the fun. It doesn't really get bogged down too much in the science of time travel, and focuses mostly on these four guys trying to get the hell out of 1986. A great watch. Very entertaining. Highly recommended.