A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)

logoDirector: Todd Strauss-Schulson

Writer: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg (Screenplay)

Starring: Kal Penn, John Cho, Bobby Lee, Thomas Lennon, Paula Garces, Danny Trejo, Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Ackles, Amir Blumenfeld


Plot: Harold (Cho) & Kumar (Penn) haven’t spoken to each other for a couple of years and both gone very different ways in their own lives. Harold is now married to Maria (Garces) and has a successful job, getting ready for a Christmas with Maria’s family led by her father Mr Perez (Trejo). Kumar is still spending his time getting stoned and avoiding growing up. After a mystery package turns up on Kumar doorstep for Harold he takes it to his old friend, before Mr Perez prized Christmas tree get burnt down. Now the two have to team up again to find a new Christmas tree.

 H & K

Verdict: An outrageous stoner comedy.

Story: The hijinks of this duo is always hilarious and this time is no different, getting themselves in all sorts of trouble as well as finding funny ways to get out of them. They always find colourful characters some seen before some new ones. It is all fun but not too serious and the story offers not too much more original than the first two. (7/10)


Actor Review: Kal Penn – The stoner friend who needs to learn to grow up and throughout the film he finally learns to. Continues to do a good job in the role showing he has some very good comic timing. (8/10)


Actor Review: John Cho – Has always been the more serious of the pairing and now has taken that too the next level. Just like Kal he is good again working to be more serious to his more laid back what will be role. Lesley’s Stud Muffin Award (8/10)


Actor Review: Neil Patrick Harris – Always turns up as himself in these films and always steals the scene. This is no different making his character even funnier. Scene Stealer Award (9/10)


Actor Review: Danny Trejo – The disapproving father of Harold who starts out being very against Harold, but letting Harold prove he has what it takes to look after his daughter. Very much written for Trejo letting him poke fun at the characters he has created through the years. (8/10)


Actor Review: Amir Blumenfeld – Kumar’s friend who ends up taking everyone to a party helping leading to the mess the guys end up in. Good addition to the cast has some of the funnier scenes. (8/10)


Actor Review: Thomas Lennon – Has to look after his baby daughter and ends up in situations where the baby gets stoned by accident. They panic stricken character adds some many funny moments in this film. They Have the Laughs Award, Funniest Character Award (9/10)


Todd & Adrian with the stoned baby
Todd & Adrian with the stoned baby

Director Review: Todd Strauss-SchulsonThis small time director steps up to create a good comedy. (8/10)

Comedy: Good comedy, very funny scenarios created. (8/10)

Special Effects: Pokes fun at the 3D era in the cinema with some funny special effects. (9/10)

Chemistry: Harold & Kumar have great chemistry throughout the film. (9/10)

Believability: I am sure some stoner have had some wild adventures not as wild as these guys but still similar. (6/10)

Chances of Tears: None (0/10)

Oscar Chances: NONE

Chances of Sequel: I am sure they have enough to make a sequel.

Suggestion: A comedy that should be enjoyed by all fans of the mature audience. If you like the first two you will like this one. If you want serious you are looking in the wrong place. (Enjoy The Trip)


Best Part: Clay doe scene.


Kill Of The Film: By the waffle machine.

Funniest Scene: The stoned baby


Similar Too: Harold & Kumar’s previous adventures.


Overall: Outrageous comedy with plenty of laughs


Lesley’s Rating 60%

Rating 78

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