Harold & Kumar
Go to White Castle
Movie Stats & Links
||Kal Pen, John Cho, Neil Patrick
New Line Cinema
||Only if you want
them to be stoners.
||Only if she
understands the stoner mentality.
||No, but so quality
||Harold and Kumar
in the truck singing some Wilson Philips.
||Too many to list.
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.
Harold & Kumar
Go to White Castle
A Movie Review
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
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
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!!!