1 hour, 29 minutes
R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence
John Cho ...
Kal Penn ...
Bobby Lee ...
Tom Lennon ...
Amir Blumenfeld ...
Paula GarcÚs ...
Danny Trejo ...
Marvin Cruz ...
Patton Oswalt ...
Inga Wilson ...
Mom in Line
Isabella Gielniak ...
In this third installment in the series, six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, Harold (John Cho) is married and Kumar (Kal Penn) is still Kumar. They don’t really hang
out much anymore, have become estranged, with Harold, the straight-laced Wall
Street type married to a Latin hottie (Paula Garces) and living in the
suburbs, while Kumar remains a pot-head slacker who was
tossed out of med school for failing a drug test. When a package
for Harold is delivered to their old apartment on Christmas Eve, Kumar
decides to drop it off at his old partner’s house. Incidentally, Harold's hostile father-in-law Carlos (Danny Trejo) also happens to be a holiday fanatic. The package turns out to
contain a huge joint, and when Kumar lights it up, it sets Harold’s
Christmas tree ablaze.
So the pair sets off to find a replacement tree, an odyssey that gets them
into all sorts of trouble, sometimes also implicating Kumar’s nerdy,
horny neighbor Adrian (Amir Blumenfeld) and Harold’s uptight pal Todd
(Tom Lennon). There are sequences involving faux homeboys, a family of
Russian gangsters, a holiday pageant, a robotic appliance called the
Wafflebot, lots of weed, cocaine and sex, exposed penises, flying
feces, Santa Clauses (both fake and real), and even a party-boy Jesus.
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson ("Private High Musical") features tons of raunchy gags and visuals, plenty of politically incorrect humor,
outrageous and often violent slapstick, broad, wide-eyed turns from the
leads, and Neil Patrick Harris sending himself up. The puritanical will be shocked, even offended, by bits that
constitute mild blasphemy, crude ethnic stereotyping, nudity, and child
endangerment—so you’ve been warned.