Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
The basic premise of Hot Tub Time Machine is stupid. And I'm not talking about the time-travel part, which is what it must be, but rather that our three protagonists decide to follow their own footsteps during a weekend in their teens in 1986 in order not to evoke the butterfly effect, only to find that life isn't deterministic and you can really achieve whatever you want (great self-help mantra) - well, as long as you can predict the future. These three guys, Adam, Lou and Nick, must be among the least interesting lead characters on screen in a long time. They are painfully average in essence, annoying to watch, and go from fairly ethical to completely amoral after realizing that time-travelling can make them wealthy, and wealth can make them happy. What makes Hot Tub Time Machine watchable is that it manages quite a few isolated situational laughs. In other words, the film can boast a sense of humour, but not much of a soul. And for a film about time-travelling back to the 80s (oh, the 80s...), there's not much heartfelt nostalgia to note here; mostly superficial mockery.