Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

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Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle ★★½ 2004 (R)

Uptight junior banker Harold (Cho) and his laid-back med student pal Kumar (Penn) take the edge of encroaching adulthood by getting high. A lot. One such session produces cravings for White Castle hamburgers and sets the pair on a convoluted quest, despite Harold's need to finish an important work project. The journey is complicated by broken down vehicles, side trips for weed, creepy tow-truck drivers, skateboard punks, over-enthusiastic cops, and a hilariously Ecstacy-fueled Neil Patrick Harris. The pair's odd-couple chemistry helps smooth over the more ridiculous plot twists, and the target audience, properly medicated, should enjoy themselves long after the final credits have rolled. 96m/C DVD, UMD . John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garces, David Krumholtz, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Fred Willard, Ethan (Randall) Embry, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Reynolds, Anthony Anderson, Kate Kelton, Brooke D'Orsay; D: Danny Leiner; W: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg; C: Bruce Douglas Johnson; M: David Kitay.