A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

Christmas comes prematurely.

108 min     6.015     2011     USA


Six years have elapsed since Guantanamo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in hand, he inadvertently burns down Harold's father-in-law's beloved Christmas tree. To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree, once again stumbling into trouble at every single turn.


Kamurai wrote:
Decent watch, probably won't watch again, and can't recommend unless you're just dying for more Harold and Kumar. The movie feels very forced. A buddy adventure, like the first two movies made sense, but a "reconnection through adversity" trope feels tired and it seems to take a lot, to include new buddy teams and cross competition just to get them to a point where their buddy adventure high jinks can start and we get some nostalgia for the previous movies. The Neil Patrick Harris bit feels super problematic, though it is HIM doing it so I guess it is okay. It's a "Harold and Kumar" adventure in a movie about moving away from "Harold and Kumar adventures" towards something about responsibilities and putting family first.