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Harold & Kumar
Go to White Castle
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Starring: Kal Pen, John Cho, Neil Patrick Harris
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: New Line Cinema
Web Site: www.haroldandkumar.com
Kiddie Movie: Only if you want them to be stoners.
Date Movie: Only if she understands the stoner mentality.
Gratuitous Sex: No, but so quality nudity.
Gratuitous Violence: Nothing gratuitous.
Action: Not really.
Laughs: Lots.
Memorable Scene: Harold and Kumar in the truck singing some Wilson Philips.
Memorable Quote: Too many to list.
Directed By: Danny Leiner
Produced By: Nathan Kahane, Greg Shapiro

Harold & Kumar
Go to White Castle

A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 1:28 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
I donít know if itís a good thing for your movie career when the trailer for your next movie promotes you as "That Asian guy from ĎAmerican Pieí" or "That Indian guy from ĎVan Wilder,í" but from the first time I saw the trailer, well, I knew this was a movie for me. The movie is "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" and for those easily amused, those who were/are stoners, or those that knew a stoner or two, youíll probably find the movie quite enjoyable. For those of you who picked on the stoners, you probably wonít get it.

As far as a movie summary, Kal Pen is Kumar and John Cho is Harold. Kumar pretty much leaches off of his father as long as he pretends he wants to go to med school, and Harold is a nobody at an investment firm. Kumar scores some great pot, is ready for a stoned weekend, and Harold threatens to ruin Kumarís weekend by working late. Low and behold, Kumar convinces Harold to bring the work home, Harold does, and then more hilarity ensues. Stoned on the couch, as stoners are want to do, they get the munchies, as stoners are also want to do, and rather than their standard fast-food fare, a White Castle commercial comes on and the mission begins. Itís a mission that takes our heroes through the highways and byways of New Jersey, fighting off the skater punks, looking for more pot, saving a life, almost involved in some group sex, getting arrested, singing some Wilson Philips, and getting their car stolen by Neil "Iíve had a really weird movie career" Patrick Harris, playing himself.

Look, I could give you more plot points in this movie, or I could go into the role of ethnic humor to make people laugh in this movie, or I could delve into the underlying social commentary about racism in this movie, or I could concentrate on how nice the boobs looked on Freakshowís wife, Lianne (Malin Akerman), but at its core, "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" is simply about two stoner dudes intent on scoring some White Castle hamburgers and their adventures getting there.

The sort of weird thing, as I think about it, is Harold and Kumar arenít necessarily all stoner, all the time, like a Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." They are more obsessive compulsive, like any of us can be when weíve got a mission and nothing will stop us from accomplishing that mission. They just happen to like a good joint, and ride a cheetah.

If you can take this movie for what itís worth, youíll probably enjoy it, get some good laughs, and want to go to White Castle after the flick. Otherwise, stay away, stay far away, because you just wonít get it.

Some quality nudity, a funny/twisted cartoon, two dudes who for their next film might be referred to as "That Asian dude from that White Castle movie" or "That Indian dude from that White Castle movie," and you may never think of Neil Patrick Harris as Doogie Howser ever again, with all of that I give "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" 3 Ĺ stars out of 5. It is what it is, let it be that way.

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

 

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