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Parents' Guide to

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

A few laughs, but crude sequel is mostly a waste of time.

Movie R 2015 93 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Hot Tub Time Machine 2: Not For Anyone To See

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 date night with my hunny while kids are at grandmas house with a terrible, unfunny result. Bad messages, bad acting! No funny jokes! I say 1/5 and my hunny say 2/5 because he laughed for the first half and then the second half he say was the worst movie ever. I agree except for the first half was the worst! Brief Violence, Sexual Content/Nudity/References/Dialogue, Strong Language and Drug/Drinking use make this film a NO for kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Whereas the first vulgar, silly movie, Hot Tub Time Machine, had a lot of heart, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 seems to have been created in a void, with no real purpose other than to make money. In the first movie, characters set out to find love, courage, and direction, but the goal in this one is literally to save Lou's private parts after he gets shot. It's not really enough to fuel an entire story, and so, before too long, the characters mainly just riff on sex-related jokes and jokes at one another's expense.

It's telling that Cusack hose not to be involved this time around; poor Adam Scott can't fill in the missing chemistry from the original quartet. Some attempt is made to make Duke's character the new sympathetic center, but he's too fused to his comical sidekick role from the first movie. Chevy Chase reprises his role as the enigmatic hot tub repairman, but he's not nearly as funny here. Overall, this Hot Tub has a few forgettable laughs, but is mostly a waste of -- you guessed it -- time.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: February 20, 2015
  • On DVD or streaming: May 19, 2015
  • Cast: Rob Corddry , Craig Robinson , Adam Scott
  • Director: Steve Pink
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 93 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: crude sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, drug use and some violence
  • Last updated: May 26, 2023

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