Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

Director: Danny Leiner

Starring:  John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry, Robert Tinkler, Fred Williard, Steve Braun, Dan Bochart, Paula Garces, Mike Sheer, Christopher Thompson, David Krumholtz, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Angelo Tsarouchas, Ryan Reynolds, Neil Patrick Harris

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Fast Food. High Times.

Plot: Harold Lee and Kumar Patel are two stoners who end up getting the munchies. What they crave the most after seeing a TV advertisement, is a trip to White Castle. So from here, follows a journey for the burgers they require. On their way they will encounter many obstacles including a raccoon, a racist officer, and a horny Neil Patrick Harris.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? Maybe.  Bring the sequels.

I guess I put off watching this because it looked like yet another dumb teen-ish stoner movie. In a way it is but there's there something genuine here that makes it stand out.  I'm not saying it's got a lot of heart but some of the jokes are actually making a statement, political or otherwise.  Neil Patrick Harris is hilarious and I'm becoming a big fan of his.  The bit with Kumar and the love affair with the big bag of weed had me in stitches.  While the jokes weren't as fast and funny as I would have liked, there are enough that I'm glad to have finally watched this.  I've got the other two sitting on the shelf.  I'm really looking forward to the 3rd one in 3D.

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