Both guys are at a crossroads, about to make major decisions that will affect the course of their lives. Sure, Harold was okay, but his so called best friend, Kumar, is one of those guys that is clearly a bad influence. . Harold and Kumar are propositioned by Freakshow's surprisingly alluring wife, but after Freakshow suggests a , Harold and Kumar flee in disgust. Definitely worth a second, a third, and fourth watch, and then some. I thought the writing had real wit, not to mention the hidden references and one liners that any film buff will appreciate.
During filming, Penn ate veggie burgers as he is a vegetarian. These two actors are great at their craft, and their on-screen combination a perfect match. The film was also supposed to feature a hunt for donuts, but the food was changed to hotdogs when Krispy Kreme refused to allow the film to use their name. In a sense, while it was a low budget film, it really wasn't one of these films that I would recommend going out of your way to see because it isn't entertaining, it isn't funny, and it really isn't all that enjoyable. While Harold is employed as a Stock Analyst, Kumar is a medical student. After returning to their apartment they encounter Maria.
Like that little square of fat and calories, the pot and girls are just too good not to indulge now and then. Harold then notices his co-workers pull up with two women and gets angry at them because they said they had to work with clients but were actually out partying. The film also features , , , Dan Bochart, , , , , , , , , , and , who plays a fictionalized version of himself. The restaurant chain featured beverage cups with pictures of Harold and Kumar. Harold is in love with his neighbor, Maria, of Hispanic descent, but has not told her yet. At the time, Pennsylvania did not have any White Castle locations and Hurwitz had to have family members bring him frozen White Castle burgers from New Jersey. While Harold is employed as a Stock Analyst, Kumar is a medical student.
And that's exactly what happens to Harold and his roommate, Kumar, when they set out to get the best stoner fix money can buy: White Castle hamburgers. I personally, being Indian found much humor in this movie, along with something else, a little pride in the fact that this movie did not portray the lead Indian guy to be just another book worm with a heavy accent. I haven't laughed so much at a movie since. Yet, as these two stoner friends come to realize, even the seemingly simplest of goals in life can be impossible to achieve, due to such disturbances as irony, circumstance, error, and misfortune, as they are all encountered in this journey. However, it's no worse in that regard than South Park or other hit movies involving college-age adults a la Animal House. The comic elements are listless: stoner instinct-gone horribly awry, catastrophic error, not-so-pleasant raunchy surprise, near-death escapes in the most unlikeliest of ways, and the eventual finesse of overcoming all obstacles to finally enjoy a binge at a hamburger joint.
This is a fresh, original, and satisfying comedy, and though it is nothing of a brilliant production or a cinematic masterpiece, there are plenty of the elements here which constitute for a barrel of laughs and a genuinely entertaining experience at the movies. Favorite scenes: two sorority types in the restroom and the two African American men in the jail house! Cho and Penn were inducted into the company's White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame in 2004. Harold attempts to punch Kumar for antagonizing the officer, but ends up punching the officer instead, resulting in his arrest. Being delivered from the wrath of seriously deformed 'Freak Show' and his siren wife doesn't deter them from considering the affections of the battling babes or idolizing Neil Patrick Harris in a cameo playing himself as a lethal womanizer. The film is set in , but was mainly filmed in , Ontario, Canada.
They also provided free hamburgers to moviegoers attending the film's premiere. Director Danny Leiner 'Dude, Where's My Car? Hurwitz got the idea to base the film around White Castle from his own experience craving White Castle burgers when he lived in Pennsylvania for several years. It does not base its humor solely the idea of getting high, this movie is able to find humor in more then just that. Take the best comedic part of every movie you have ever seen and just combine them all together to make this one hilarious film. Okay, you did have the classic Stoner Movies of the 80s and 90s, including Bill and Teds which, while they are clearly stoners, doesn't have them smoking drugs , and these days you have copious amounts of marijuana appearing on our screens, but the whole concept of a couple of drug users going on a trek to get some food can be a little dull — and this is basically what this movie is about: two stoners go on a quest to get some food. Harris liked the script and agreed to appear in the film.
Harold is a neat and clean person while Kumar is the exact opposite. Specifically speaking, the not-so-subtle and rightfully so social commentary. Harold and Kumar resume their drive, and when Kumar pulls over to urinate, a raccoon gets in the car and bites Harold. Kumar picks up a hitchhiker, , who is high on. Don't worry my not so Indian, white friend, sitting next to me, got just as much a kick out of it as well. Honestly, I'm not too thrilled about this film, especially with the characters. The pair place their orders but are disheartened to find they have no money.
Kumar realizes he wants to be a doctor, but is afraid of conforming to the stereotype of Indians becoming doctors. White Castle launched several promotions in tandem with the film's release. Kumar convinces Harold to do this work later and together they attempt to relax at their apartment. Kumar buys marijuana from one of the students and they are discovered by campus security and forced to flee, losing their marijuana after it falls in the toilet. On their way they will encounter many obstacles including a raccoon, a racist officer, and a horny Neil Patrick Harris.