HTTM is yet another example of a great idea that falters under subpar execution. Sometimes really funny, sometimes really poignant, it never quite reaches the heights it should because of a too-fast editing style and weird directorial flourishes. If it just slowed down and enjoyed the ride, it could be partying like it's 1986.
following the line of movies like The hangover and Horible Bosses that also yields some laughs. the final credits with Motley is very nostalgic for Hard rock fans, but the film brings nothing new. It s just another tape with the same plot "guys in trouble" with no pretension of innovating, just give some fun. 2.5
The riot is distracted by another kind of riot. In hopeless times, Americans are lured to go back to 1980s Reagan excess, forget the credit balance, and party on. Another chance for the ordinary people to become glamourous billionaires, reiterates Capitalism's favourite lie, reinstated in the most attractive way possible. For outsiders, this serious angle adds an ironic twist to all the fun and excitement.
This is a funny, forgettable movie. I'm not going to make any pop culture references to it, but there were definitely parts of the movie where I was laughing out loud. They did a good job making Lou a likeable asshole. Some of the relationships (read: Cusak & his future wife) were entirely unbelievable. I recognize the importance of Lou's illegitimate child (I have already forgotten his name), but despised anyway.
Derivative, clumsy, self-conscious, trite. Rarely funny - or even amusing. The movie attempts to combine Back to the Future with The Hangover and achieves something that's not worth watching. John Cusack's charm helps make it almost bearable. Clark Duke isn't bad, either. Crispin Glover's talents are utterly wasted.