Adam Yates has a terrible life. His girlfriend left him, his nephew Jacob lives in his basement playing on the computer all day, and his friends don't talk to him anymore. Not that their lives are much better: Nick Webber is a former musician who now works the counter at a dog spa, and Lou Dorchen works in sales trying to continually chase the party-filled glory days of his teen years. One night, Lou passes out drunk in his garage with the car running, and everyone believes Lou tried to kill himself. In order to lift Lou's spirits, Adam and Nick decide to take him back to the same ski resort they would go to every summer in their high school and college years. With Jacob in tow, the four guys head to the resort, only to find it broken down and sad. They all hop in a hot tub and wish they could find themselves back in the 1980s, when life was easier. Suddenly, the party starts cranking up, and the hot tub starts glowing. When they wake up the next day, the resort seems to be in far better condition, they feel better than they have in years, and old fashions seem to be new again... or are they? They discover they've traveled back to 1986, where they are inside their old bodies, reliving an epic weekend. However, when the hot tub repairman tells them they need to find a lost can of Lou's energy drink in order to fix the time machine, they have to hunt it down while simultaneously re-living everything they did in the past in order to not change the future.
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Best part of story, including ending:
It's a great concept, fully thought out and executed, with a lot of hysterical one-liners and great characters all performed admirably (especially Rob Corddry as Lou).
Best scene in story:
Lou tries to bet on a football game that he knows the end result of, in order to make some money. However, when it changes and he loses the bet, what he has to do is disgusting yet hilarious.
Opinion about the main character:
Adam is the kind of guy many guys in their thirties would recognize. Life simply didn't go the way he wanted, and now he sees himself as a young man, wondering where it went wrong. He's very sympathetic.