Blu-ray Review A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
Directed by: Todd Strauss-Schulson Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Thomas Lennon, Danny Trejo Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins Rating: R Due Out: Buy it 2.7.12 on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet Digital Copy and Download to Own
PLOT: Former friends Harold & Kumar (Cho & Penn) try to replace the Christmas tree belonging to Harold’s father-in-law (Trejo) after it is burned down by a magical marijuana joint.
WHO'S IT FOR? Familiarity with Harold & Kumar is not important, nor is having a particular taste for drug humor. This movie is just plainly entertaining. If you’re looking for the most unsuspecting way to get into the Christmas spirit (no matter what time of year), celebrate with Harold & Kumar.
For a while, I’ve been under the impression that I’d like to see more Christmas movies from Hollywood (or holiday movies in general). After experiencing the hilarious A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, I’m also under the influence that there should be more comedies just like this.
Harold & Kumar is a simple comedy, but offers a surprising amount of fun in such ease. It never takes its expectation to be a stoner comedy too seriously – instead, it prefers wild humor, and with a couple doses of holiday cheer thrown into the mix. On top of this, the movie strips away race by uniting every background in self-deprecating humor. With such genuine stupid comedy joy, what more could you ask for?
MOVIE SCORE: 7/10
- Extended Cut
- Deleted Scenes
- Through the Haze with Tom Lennon: Colorful vignettes & muses from this comedic genius.
- Bringing Harold & Kumar Claymation to Life: Director Todd Strauss-Schulson shares his passion and inspiration to bring this memorable scene to life.