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Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle (Blu-ray)

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Director: Danny Leiner. Runtime: 88. Actors: David Krumholtz Fred Willard John Cho Kal Penn Luis Guzman. Satisfaction Ensured. Great Gift Idea.


Studio New Line
SKU 208125145
UPC 794043123825
UPC 14 00794043123825
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 7/29/2008
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Penn,Kal
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MTV Award (2005) John Cho, Kal Penn, Nominee, Best Musical Performance,John Cho, Kal Penn, Nominee, Best On-Screen Team
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.
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.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Penn,Kal
Label Turner Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
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 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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