There have been three previous Harold and Kumar movies (one went directly to video), and now we have number four, A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas. Once again we are treated to some of the raunchiest humor possible. Harold and Kumar excel at this even though these characters are played by the fairly normal looking John Cho and Kal Penn. If you are going to see this movie please make sure you are aware of what the content includes.
In the film Harold (Cho) and Kumar (Penn) have become estranged as friends. Maybe they have just drifted apart or maybe Harold has outgrown the pothead antics of his old friend Kumar. Harold is now married and working on Wall Street while Kumar is still a stoner just getting by.
One day a package arrives at Kumar's apartment addressed to Harold. Kumar decides to deliver it to Harold's new address and this of course causes them to be in touch once more. Harold is at home when Kumar arrives. He has plans to decorate the tree his wife's father (Danny Trejo) has brought to their house for Christmas. Unfortunately while there Kumar burns the tree down. Now they have to find a replacement tree while the family is attending midnight mass.
This leads to their latest adventures which include meeting a sixteen year old girl whose father thinks they are trying to take advantage of her. He sends hit men after them with directions to kill them. As they flee this scene they bump into Neil Patrick Harris (playing himself). He is taking part in a Radio City Music Hall type number. Their conversations with him and his actions are probably the funniest part of the film.
This movie has something in it to offend just about anyone. It is sacrilegious to the extreme; it has graphic nudity; it has sexual situations and gross humor; it has no redemptive value. In other words if you are easily offended or even moderately easy to offend then you should steer clear of this film.
For all the reasons stated above the movie is rated R.
This has been a year overloaded with movies involving crude humor. Some have worked and found an audience while others have flopped big time. I can't see this Harold and Kumar finding a big audience. Those who like it will have to see it over and over again in order to make it a success.
I scored A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas a holiday 3 out of 10.