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Movie Review: “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas”

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Just when you thought Harold and Kumar couldn’t possibly get any higher…they do, and they take their audience on a drug-induced, politically incorrect joy ride. Back with the 3rd installment of the cult heroes’ franchise, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) are larger than life in 3D, and the ridiculous antics that ensue provide 90 minutes of “WTF?” laughs.  

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas picks up with an all grown up Harold preparing to celebrate Christmas eve with his new wife and her Christmas tree-obsessed father-in-law, played by Danny Trejo (Machete). Across town, Harold’s still not so grown up ex-roommate is getting his high blown by his girlfriend’s stunning announcement.

Fate intervenes as Kumar gets a package for Harold, and in his attempt to deliver the package to his former friend, he destroys the prized tree of his deranged in-law; thus the foolery begins, as the quest for a new tree gets underway. The ‘battle of the new BFFs’ also ensues, as Harold’s bestie Todd, played by Tom Lennon (Reno 911) and Kumar’s right hand Adrian, played by Amir Bluemenfeld (Pranked) play dumb and dumber with a toddler in tow. 

You might leave the theater mad at yourself for laughing at all of the inappropriate sexist, racist, and lewd remarks in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, but you won’t be able to help yourself. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Harold and Kumar movie without Neil Patrick Harris, who will most certainly have to answer to a Higher Power for his encounter with Jesus in the film. But it makes for some of the most disturbingly funniest moments in the movie.

Though sometimes utterly ridiculous – like their “claymation trip” – or disgustingly gruesome – like shooting Santa Claus – the latest installment definitely gets the holiday cheer of the season off to a HIGH-larious start. Though the movie has undertones of responsibility and growing up yada yada yada…let’s hope Harold and Kumar never do.


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