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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
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Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: New Line Cinema
Web Site: www.haroldandkumar.com
Kiddie Movie: Only if you are the worst parent ever.
Date Movie: Only if she liked the "White Castle" version.
Gratuitous Sex: Sex, and both topless and bottomless nudity.
Gratuitous Violence: There is actually a shooting death.
Action: Not really any action.
Laughs: For the residents of the Land of the Easily Amused.
Memorable Scene: The boys getting stoned with the President was both disturbing yet amusing.
Memorable Quote: F you.  Donuts are awesome!
Directed By: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Produced By: Nathan Kahane, Greg Shapiro

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 1:42 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
So you make a little movie about a couple of stoners in need of some munchies, specifically some "White Castle" hamburgers, and sure, the budget was only around $9 million, but the movie tally in theaters didnít even crack the $20 million mark. With those simple stats you would say there would never be a sequel, but thanks to the DVD world being filled with college kids and stoners, "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" on paper became quite a nice hit. So what do you do if youíre a movie studio? Why you make a sequel, of course, and what the hell, letís send our two stoners to Guantanamo Bay, escape, and then crash into the Presidentís house only to find out that he has some good weed.

Yup, "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay."

Kal Pen is back as Kumar, John Cho is back as Harold, and Harold is in love. Heís so much in love that he canít wait the ten days for the love of his life, Maria (Paula Garces) to come back to the United States from Amsterdam, so he and Kumar board a jet plane to the land of prostitutes, weed, and Anne Frank. Sadly, Kumar canít deal with a long plane ride without getting stoned, the word "bong" sounds like "bomb," and our heroes come across Ron Fox (Rob Corddry), the totally inept chief of Homeland Security, finding themselves imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay with the rest of the terrorists. Opportunity arises, the boys find themselves able to escape, catch a boat ride to Miami, and meet up with an old friend who is tired of "topless" parties so he begins the "bottomless" party revolution, much to the delight of Harold and Kumar. But the boys are now on a mission, to get to Texas and the wedding of Kumarís old flame Vanessa (Danneel Haris) to Colton (Eric Winter), because Coltonís dad is high up in the government echelon and might be able to help restore the good names of Harold and Kumar.

And so, like the "White Castle" version, the duo has many interesting adventures during their journey from Florida to Texas, including coming across a family of rednecks, a Klan barbecue, and hanging with a caricature of our President, with this one being a beer-drinking, pot-smoking partier who is afraid of Dick Cheney.

And, oh yea, Neil Patrick Harris is back to reprise his role as himself, fully putting his "Doogie Howser" days behind him, and Ron Fox being a fan of his work in "Starship Troopers" is very beneficial to our stoners.

In the land of normal folks may I recommend you stay away from "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay," but if you are a resident of the Land of the Easily Amused, of which I am the self-professed King, this sequel will give you the laughs, grossness, nudity (even bottom), and chuckles you can fully expect, especially if you liked the original. Dudettes, you might be better off going to see "Baby Mama," but you college dudes, stoners, or people who just canít seem to grow up, go ahead and catch the boys who are done with slyders, for now and are just looking to become friends again. 3 Ĺ stars out of 5 for giving me exactly what it advertised.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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