Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -4

This movie falls in the genre of Road Trip and Dude, Wheres My Car? Harold (John Cho) has a great job as an investment banker, and his best friend Kumar (Kal Penn) aced a pre-med exam. Their futures look promising, yet neither finds occupational fulfillment. After work one Friday, Harold and Kumar get high on marijuana and decide to go White Castle to satisfy their drug-induced hunger with some fast food. When they discover that the nearest White Castle has been bought out by another chain, they look for another one. They stop at Princeton University for more marijuana. A freaked-out Harold causes Kumar to drive the car into the woods, where it blows out a tire. A creepy tow-truck driver takes them to his house, inviting the two men to engage in sexual activities with him and his wife. Later, Harold and Kumar pick up a hitchhiker who steals the repaired car from them. In the films conclusion: Harold and Kumar find inner strength to accomplish their dreams through excessive drug use.

Harold and Kumar inhale marijuana using a variety of methods, steal drugs, and hide from the police. The movie presents people consistently consuming large quantities of illegal drugs without suffering negative consequences, and it suggests that drugs make you a better person. Sex is also a big part of the movie. Harold & Kumar includes many vulgar discussions of sex and a lot of crude humor. Several times white police harass men because they are minorities. Christianity is blatantly mocked. A Christian character has a gross body covered by puss-filled boils, talks about Jesus continually, and has extremely perverse sexual desires. His Christian wife dresses immodestly and offers herself to strangers. Due to illegal drug use, irresponsible behaviors, abysmal sexual degradations and bad language, Preview recommends that you avoid this one.

Preview Reviewer: Blaine Butcher
New Line

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (39) times mild (hell 6, damn 2); moderate (butt 3, b-stard 2, t-ts 6, b--bs 2); strong (-ss 18, b-tch 2)

Obscene Language: Many (128) times mild (pee 5, other 7); moderate (piss 5, suck 3); strong (f-word 48, s-word 23, finger gesture 14, d-ck 3, pr-ck 2, p-ssy 3, other 15)

Profanity: Many (32) times moderate (MG 2, OL 3, G 8); strong ( J 11, JC 8)

Violence: Many times mild (men crash car, men fall down hill, police chase men); moderate (men terrorize and destroy convenience store, police brutally arrest black man); strong (cheetah pulls bloody mangled human body out of bushes, five men graphically beat up two men)

Sex: Several times moderate (man has sex with big bag of marijuana, man groans while rubbing himself against back seat); strong (woman offers her bear breasts to two men)

Nudity: Several times moderate (uncovered buttocks twice, uncovered breasts five times)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times mild (men makes suggestive comments about women many times); moderate (man says hed like to have sex with women on television); strong (man tells friend he should have sex with casual friend in graphic language)

Drugs: Many times moderate (many occurrences of marijuana use); strong (graphic illegal drug use with paraphernalia)

Other: (Man praises Jesus and then takes off his clothes, man helps people because he is a Christian and then wants to have sex with them, majority of Princeton students shown to be drug users, racism in many scenes, white police are seen as bigots who hate blacks and other minorities, Asians are shown as nerds, doing drugs is portrayed as cool, white people are seen as race haters, women are portrayed as wanting to have sex all of the time with almost anyone)

Running Time: 89 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens

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