Russell's Review of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle


  • 16 months ago via Flixster
    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

    A road trip comedy holds huge potential to tie together independent or random situations and this movie capitalizes nicely off of it. John Cho and Kal Penn make a particularly good comedic duo. They play atypical stoners, where instead of two buffoons there is a responsible one acting as a straight man. It makes things funnier having a grounded guy to identify with as he is getting sucked into horrible situations on a flawed adventure. The ridiculous motivation to drive miles to get to a White Castle become increasingly hilarious as they get derailed and mixed up with inbreed hillbillies, police, zoo animals, cameos, Asian fraternities and slew of other deliciously random funny stops, all of which are funny. It does some soul searching and the characters have meaningful conversations here and there, but it is always done without getting too heavy. Penn and Cho have great chemistry that feels natural. I can only hope they work together more and become a much funnier modern version of Cheech and Chong.

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