Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies

Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies

***1/2

Reviewed by: The Dude

This film centres on one weekend in the lives of roommates Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) and their quest to quell their marijuana-induced fast food lust. From Jesus freak sex maniacs to riding cheetahs through the forest, the film is a non-stop gasp fest. And just when you think their luck could not get any worse, it does.

As with all movies of the Road Trip/Dude, Where's My Car? genre, the plot line is loose at best, strung together by a series of unfortunate misadventures that eventually take our protagonists to their happy ending. The great thing is that it doesn't need subplots, or character development - one of the main starring roles is a big bag of weed. Cho and Penn do an excellent job and Penn cracks some really great jokes along the way - Cho is supposed to be the uptight one.

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This is a truly enjoyable film, as it doesn't take itself any more seriously than is necessary to sell itself as a funny stoner flick. The script isn't Shakespeare, but the dialogue is well written and the gags are as un-PC as they come, which is just what a good comedy needs these days.

If you want your pop to squirt out of your nose, go see this movie.

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2005
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Weed, junk food and diarrhoea: can this movie get any funnier?
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Director: Danny Leiner

Writer: John Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg

Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garc├ęs, Neil Patrick Harris, David Krumholtz, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Reynolds, Fred Willard, Ethan Embry, Robert Tinkler

Year: 2004

Runtime: 88 minutes

BBFC: 15 - Age Restricted

Country: US / Canada / Germany

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