Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle

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by ginaM87 on 2/28/2012

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Product Overview

Two guys on a quest to satisfy their cravings for burgers find themselves on a hilarious all-night adventure as they run into one obstacle after another.

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Studio New Line
SKU 40700118
UPC 794043762529
UPC 14 00794043762529
Format DVD
Release Date 12/7/2010
Rating UR
Keywords
Friendships
Psychos
Road Trips
Sex
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Following up his hit DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? writer-director Danny Leiner has come up with the riotous road-trip comedy HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE. Harold (John Cho) has graduated college and is now working at a cubicle, where he is abused by other workers and forced to do their jobs for them. Kumar (Kal Penn) is expected to go to medical school to follow in the footsteps of his father and brother, but he'd rather spend his time partying. The entire film takes place in one night, as wild Kumar is determined to get a sack of burgers at White Castle, even though his more staid roommate would prefer to stay home and finish a project for his officemates. While Kumar seeks fun and adventure, lusting after nearly every woman he meets, Harold dreams only of Maria (Paula Garces), the woman down the hall whom he likes but is too afraid to talk to. Harold & Kumar's excellent adventure includes an outrageous bathroom scene in a college; a cop who takes his job way too seriously; a group of extreme, rad dudes who harass Harold, Kumar, and a convenience store manager; LAW & ORDER: SVU's Chris Meloni as an incredibly disgusting possible psycho; and Neil Patrick Harris playing himself, making fun of his Doogie Howser image. In addition to plenty of raunchy--and very funny--references to sex, drugs, and rock & roll, Leiner also takes on stereotypes and the meaning of love.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "They're witty, focused, and highly aware. They make having a brain look hip." 08/06/2004 p.60
Uncut "[T]he classic inebriated double-act gimmick is smartly updated....Sublime." 10/01/2004 p.148
Los Angeles Times "John Cho and Kal Penn play off each other with the timing of a veteran comedy team..." 07/30/2004 p.E6
Sight and Sound "For fans of stoner cinema....Harold and Kumar's escapades could be among the most intoxicatingly pleasurable since Cheech and Chong went UP IN SMOKE. The film's narrative has an appealing looseness..." 12/01/2004 p.50-1
Chicago Sun-Times "Funny, oddball, goofy, affectionate." 12/31/2004 p.13
Rolling Stone "A multilayered goof on ethnic stereotypes..." 01/27/2005 p.66
Directors
Danny Leiner
Actors
Kal Penn
Neil Patrick Harris
John Cho
Cast & Crew
Bruce Douglas Johnson - Cinematographer
Christopher Ball - Cinematographer
Dan Bochart - Actor
Danny Leiner - Director
Ethan Embry - Actor
Fred Ward - Actor
Greg Shapiro - Producer
Hayden Schlossberg - Screenplay
Jeff Betancourt - Editor
John Choo - Actor
Jon Hurwitz - Screenplay
Kal Penn - Actor
Nathan Kahane - Producer
Neil Patrick Harris - Actor
Robert Tinkler - Actor
Ryan Reynolds - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 7625
UPC 00794043762529
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 90 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
MTV Award (2005) John Cho, Kal Penn, Nominee, Best Musical Performance,John Cho, Kal Penn, Nominee, Best On-Screen Team
Reviews
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,'' from "Dude'' director Danny Leiner, has enough laughs and mi
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Reviewer Carla Meyer
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource LA Weekly
Review Smart, goofy and endearing, Cho and Penn make a terrific team, and the fact that they're starring in
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Reviewer Chuck Wilson
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Entertainment Weekly
Review Harold and Kumar share a quality the overgrown adolescents in films like this are never allowed to p
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Reviewer Owen Gleiberman
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Coming from Danny Leiner, the director of Dude, Where's My Car?, Harold & Kumar is, not surprisingly, a stoner comedy. What sets this duo apart, though, is the fact that they're likable, funny characters, and fairly smart guys smack in the middle of a fairly goofy movie. They get thrust from one set piece into another--dealing with a rabid raccoon, a drugged-out Neil Patrick Harris, their obnoxious Xtreme Sports neighbors, or snotty Princeton coeds (the movie's one poo-related scene)--when all they really want to do is get their White Castle on. And being of Korean and Indian descent, they catch a little grief along the way for their ethnicity (though the movie never gets heavy-handed with the social commentary)...Without a doubt, Harold & Kumar is some pretty broad (and pretty slight) stuff. At the same time, though, it manages to be good-natured and pulls out some pretty inventive curveballs for the story. The guys' stoned-out quest for White Castle burgers turns out to be a life-changing experience for them, although it probably won't be for the viewer. Still, for an evening on the couch (with or without bong), it's some pretty funny stuff, and may even cause a craving for tiny burgers before it's over.
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Reviewer Jerry Renshaw
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The summer has been filled with comedies that failed because they provided formula characters, mostly nice teenagers who wanted to be loved and popular. "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," on the other hand, is about two very specific roommates who want to smoke pot, meet chicks and eat sliders in the middle of the night. Because this column is read in Turkey, Botswana, Japan and California, I should explain that "sliders" are what fans of the White Castle chain call their hamburgers, which are small and cheap and slide right down. We buy 'em by the bag...Is a slider worth the trouble leaving home and journeying miles through the night? If you're stoned and have the munchies, as Harold and Kumar are, and if you're in the grip of a White Castle obsession, the answer is clearly yes...Danny Leiner, who directed this film, began his career with "Dude, Where's My Car?" I inexplicably missed that movie, but I laughed often enough during the screening of "Harold & Kumar" that afterward I told Dann Gire, distinguished president of the Chicago Film Critics' Assn., that I thought maybe I should rent "Dude" and check it out. Dann cautioned me that he did not think it was all that urgent. Still another reason our leader's photograph should be displayed in every government office and classroom.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Unrated
Product Attributes
Actor Cho,John
Label Turner Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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Desson Howe, Washington Post A peppy, satisfying comedy that could soon become a minor classic.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post The most gut-bustingly funny movie so far this year.
Stephen Hunter, Washingto Post Will seem a classic if you're stoned, and only slightly less funny if you're straight.
Angel Cohn, TV Guide ...Leiner's proudly moronic film embraces its boneheadedness so cheerfully that its lowbrow charms are nearly irresistible.
Chuck Wilson, LA Weekly Smart, goofy and endearing, Cho and Penn make a terrific team...
Desson Howe, The Washington Post A peppy, satisfying comedy that could soon become a minor classic.
Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter A blissfully silly, character-driven road movie with impressive laugh-per-minute performance specs.
Robert Koehler, Variety ...an energetic comedy tracing two guys'all-night search for the perfect White Castle burger.
Stephen Hunter, The Washington Post Will seem a classic if you're stoned, and only slightly less funny if you're straight.
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe Penn's Kumar could become Jeff Spicoli for the generation of college kids who've never seen "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"...

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