The title is a bit naff, the script is a bit iffy and the time travel part of it doesnt really stand up to heavy scrutiny, but its a comedy.
Honestly, sometimes I wonder if some people need laughter tacks adding inorder to know if things are funny, I fully understand that not everyone will find it funny, but to criticise a film because it does not have enough sjkiing in it is a little beyond me, after all, who can remember the now famous "Strange adventures in middle class sports involving time travel" series, the most memorable being "stange adventures in 80s skiing" where 4 people go back in time to the 80s and spend 75 minutes skiing then falling over and people wondering why they were dressed diffrent and used boards instead of skis, hilarious, my favourite part was when the mai charactar fell over and broke his leg after getting his skis and sticks tangled. Another example in the series was "Strange adventures of Rupert bear in golfing" Where Rupert bear gets transported forward in time and gets confused for a 70s golfer because of hos trousers, he then spends the next 90 minutes missing balls, getting holes in one and having a tantrum, I was in stitches, laughing so much I nearly coughed up my spleen, the only downside of the entire series was the commentry in the the background......
Come to think of it, both these films could have been the reult of me watching sports programs whilst being under the influence..
Anyway, back to "Hot tub time machine" I didnt like the title, so avoided it for ages, but finally watched it expecting very little and was pleasantly surprised, yes I did find it funny, yes, as I said before, it has faults, but what the heck, it was a good way to spend some time and brighten up my evening.
Buy it you have a good chance of enjoying it, if you dont, then you are hard to please and should probably watch Ski Sunday or International pro celebrity golf for your laughs