Nerdy accountant Harold (John Cho) and his irrepressible friend, Kumar (Kal Penn), get stoned watching television and find themselves utterly bewitched by a commercial for White Castle. Convinced there must be one nearby, the two set out on a late-night odyssey that takes them deep into New Jersey. Somehow, the boys manage to run afoul of rednecks, cops and even a car-stealing Neil Patrick Harris before getting anywhere near their beloved sliders.
Run Time: 90 mins
Program Type: Feature Film
Rated: TVPG for Adult Language , Nudity and Adult Situations
Common Sense SaysExtremely silly and vulgar comedy with some clever humor.
Appropriate For?Age Appropriate Some Iffy Stuff Not Age Appropriate15
What's the Story?
The title sums up the plot. Harold (John Cho) has a job that requires him to analyze numbers and a crush on a pretty girl in his building. He also has a big assignment that has just been dumped on him by his boss. Kumar (Kal Penn) is a slacker whose only ambition is not to become a doctor like his father and brother. Oh, and to get completely baked, with which Harold concurs. Once happily stoned, the duo realize that there is only one more thing they need to achieve perfect happiness, those scumptious square hamburgers from White Castle. But the nearest White Castle is a long drive away and it will get a lot longer as Harold and Kumar run into all kinds of characters and crazy adventures along the way.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie wallows in bad taste and is cheerfully vulgar and offensive in every possible category. It includes constant drug use, bad language, extremely explicit toilet humor, and frequent and explicit sexual references and situations. There is comic violence, some graphic, including a scene in surgery with a lot of blood and a disfigured man. While some characters are bigoted and there is a lot of homophobic and racist humor, a strength of the movie is the portrayal of diverse characters. Families can talk about how Harold and Kumar deal with pressure from family and co-workers. What does it mean to say that "the universe tends to unfold as it should?" Parents can talk to kids about drug and alcohol use. What are the real life consequences? How is drug use portrayed in the media?
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