But the characters of Hot Tub Time Machine—a trio of estranged friends played by John Cusack, Rob Corddry, and Craig Robinson, with hanger-on Clark Duke—aren't former geeks, they're present-day losers.
For them—though they may not realize it at first—time travel isn't as much a chance to improve their dorky pasts as it is a means to avoid their miserable futures. In fact, once their hot tub time machine sends them back in time, they ironically become obsessed with preserving the past, not changing it. The comedy arises from the characters' attempts to retrace their footsteps, as well as their overwhelming temptation to deviate from them.
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