Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

R   |    |  Adventure, Comedy


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A Korean-American office worker and his Indian-American stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers.


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Director:

Danny Leiner

Writers:

Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg

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24 July 2004 | willden21
8
| A Hilarious Social Satire disguised as a drug-sex romp
Yes this film is rude, crude, over the top, full of choppy editing (probably to ensure an R not NC-17)and sometimes cliché', but it works. Yes there is plenty of Drug Humor and sex humor, but the funniest stuff is actually the on going humor involved with racial inequality and characters who learn how to break those typifications because of their symbolic journey to White Castle. This film pushes the line between being too crude and sometimes too smart for it's own good. The Acting is Right on from the 2 leads and there are quite a bit of funny cameos.

This film is similar to the American Pie films, but substitute the cutesy wootesy sub plots and messages with a realistic and brash message about race and class equality and beating the typifications we in life get tagged with constantly.

The film has plenty of raunchy humor which acts as a great balance to the theme. It does dabble with some stereotypes but the times the stereotpyes are broken especially from Kumar who brings a light fun and jovial spirit to the film and has some of the funniest moments.

At times the editing is so bad, especially when Kumar is peeing by the bush.

The editing ruins a perfectly cast cameo which gets wasted it just ends up making no sense because of obvious excessive cuts.

But overall I found it very very funny, and I did not leave feeling stupid like I did after the funny yet inherently stupid Dodgeball, but left thinking about these social and racial issues. Overall, I left a funny satire with some strong points and ideas that sometimes get overshot but still resonate . . . . a little anyway. Still funny as hell though even if you miss the hidden almost subliminal message within the film.

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Genres

Adventure | Comedy

Details

Release Date:

30 July 2004

Language

English, Hindi


Country of Origin

USA, Canada, Germany

Filming Locations

Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,200,000 1 August 2004

Gross USA:

$18,250,550

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,936,908

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