This Friday, the hot tub -- the water-logged symbol of free-wheeling hedonism for those that lived through the 70's and 80's -- joins the phonebooth and the DeLorean as one of science-fiction's most unlikely time machines. It transports three high school buddies (played by John Cusack, Craig Robinson, and Rob Corddry) and one of their nephews (Clark Duke) back to a single wild night in 1986. If you're expecting a high-tech explanation for a hot tub that grants the ability to travel through time, then you might want to move along. If, on the other hand, you're looking for drunken sexual hijinks and gross-out laughs, then Hot Tub Time Machine delivers.

That's not to say there's no explanation given at all, just a highly unlikely one. By spilling a banned-in-the-USA Russian energy drink onto the temperature controls, the hot tub can break all the laws of physics and allow those within to travel to whatever time the number for the temperature is set to. Now, to try this at home, pour some Rockstar on your hot tub's control panel and set the temperature to 1,986-degrees.

You will either...

A) Travel through time.
B) Boil to death.

Sci-Fi Squad can not guarantee your safety.
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