Monday, March 30, 2009

Harold and Kumar - Go To White Castle (2005)

Source: DVD (Location - unknown!)
Recommended by: JNWJ (Cheers bro ... way back in 2005/2006!)

Director: Danny Leiner
Writers: Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg
John Cho ... Harold Lee
Kal Penn ... Kumar Patel
Neil Patrick Harris ... Neil Patrick Harris (Yes, Doogie Howser MD!) ... Harold and Kumar, two stoner roommates who like to get high, end up having the cravings for White Castle burgers after seeing a TV commercial. However, getting to White Castle proves much harder than these two ever imagined. On their way, many things seemed to interrupt their journey, including a raccoon that bites Harold, Neil Patrick Harris, and Kumar getting in jail because of a racist police officer.

Great quotes a-plenty, in what I feel to be a "must-watch" film! I have had to sieve through hundreds, just to choose one example ...
Harold: I want that.
Kumar: What? A Hot Dog Heaven super chili cheese dog?
Harold: No. I want that feeling. The feeling that comes over a man when he gets exactly what he desires. I need that feeling!
Kumar: Are you saying what I think you're saying?
Harold: We gotta go to White Castle.
Kumar: YES! YES! I knew you had it in you dude!

This film left us in stitches, a laugh-a-minute, and simply mad! :-)

The music's brilliant as well, including the moment best described by a review on

I've been playing this scene in my head all day. It's the driving scene where Harold and Kumar start singing Wilson Phillips. There's something subversively funny about that scene. Maybe it's because it's about these 20-something guys who for some strange reason know all the lyrics to "Hold On". Or maybe it's because I secretly know most of the lyrics as well.

I know this pain
Why do lock yourself up in these chains?
No one can change your life except for you
Don't ever let anyone step all over you
Just open your heart and your mind
Is it really fair to feel this way inside?

Chorus: Someday somebody's gonna make you want to
Turn around and say goodbye
Until then baby are you going to let them
Hold you down and make you cry
Don't you know?
Don't you know things can change
Things'll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can you hold on for one more day
Things'll go your way
Hold on for one more day...

ps - Harold and Kumar Part 2 to be featured... soon!

1 comment:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

harold n kumar is the bomb la..

had so much fun watching it back to back..