Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)

 Rated R, which makes perfect sense in this case.

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle

There’s no greater way to celebrate episode #420 of The Ellises’ Analysis than to talk about one of the side-splittingest stoner movies ever made. Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle is crass, politically incorrect, gross and often pretty dumb, but it’s also funny to the EXTREEEEEEME! From the hysterical Neil Patrick Harris cameo to the surreal fantasy sequences to the eternal “Hold On” sing-along, Danny Leiner’s pot-n-burgers flick just keeps delivering joy. It’s also got more depth than you might think, partly because of the unusual-at-the-time diverse cast (particularly John Cho & Kal Penn as the leads). So let the universe unfold as it should as you go through a night of hellish fun with your best buddy just so you can stuff sliders down your gullet.

Well, Actually: Since recording this episode, we’ve seen both sequels. The Gitmo one is dreadful, but the Christmas one is actually pretty sweet and often measures up to the original. Also, Ryan Reynolds’ 3rd movie released in 2021 was The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. Also also, Canada doesn’t have “free” pot…it’s just not illegal to smoke it here anymore.

To offset your high, maybe throw some caffeine into the mix. And there’s no better way to do that than to load up on Sparkplug Coffee. They offer those who enter “top100project” into the promo code box a 20% discount.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2004 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

2004 in film

Links to: Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay and A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas and The Big Lebowski and Dude, Where’s My Car + Doogie Howser, M.D.

Previously on The Ellises’ Analysis: White Christmas

December 20th on The Ellises’ Analysis: Scrooged