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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris

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Harold is being bullied at work to do other people's jobs, whereas his bestfriend Kumar just failed his medical school interview. The two go home to their apartment bummed, so they get high. When they get the munchies, they decide to go to White Castle. Afterwards, a series of crazy events unfold. They go to Princeton to score marijuana, while stopping to pee Harold gets bitten by a raccoon, at a hospital they get mistaken for surgeons, their car breaks down and a deformed mechanic helps them and asks for a foursome with his wife, they get chased in the woods by a cheetah, they run into Neil Patrick Harris, steal a car from a bunch of hooligans, and ride a handglider all the way to White Castle. After the ordeal, the two are high on the experience and decide to change their crappy lives around. Harold stands up to himself at work and asks out the girl of his dreams, and Kumar enlists in med school.
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Best part of story, including ending: It's a series of ridiculous events that gets wilder and wilder as the movie goes along.

Best scene in story: When they ride on the cheetah's back like idiots.

Opinion about the main character: They're regular guys so bored with their lives they find escape in being as stupid as could be.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

Harold is a Korean-American investment banker in his 20s who doesn't have the guts to ask his sexy Hispanic neighbor Maria out. Kumar is an Indian-American (not American Indian) who is avoiding going to medical school for fear of being a stereotype. The two roommates are best friends. One night they want those delicious little White Castle burgers. What starts out to be a drive to the only White Castle location in the area turns into an all-out quest to fulfill their craving after they run into numerous and ludicrous obstacles, including a roving group of racists, a car accident, an escaped cheetah, and a coked-up Neil Patrick Harris.
The review of this Movie prepared by Sarah Bastin




Harold (Cho) and Kumar (Penn) are successful young men, just out of college, but neither is satisfied with their lives. After smoking some dope one night they decide to go to White Castle for a meal but the trip there is not easy.

At a toll booth they have no change and decide to run through but get nervous and take the next exit to avoid arrest. Once off the highway they get lost and Harold is attacked by a wild raccoon that gets in the car when they stop to pee. They then stop to pick up a hitchhiker (maybe he has directions) who turns out to be Neil Patrick Harris and he's looking for a good time. When they stop for gas NPH (as he is called) steals their car. Harold is arrested for jaywalking and Kumar plans a daring escape. The pair then run from the law and make their way at all cost to White Castle for their food.
The review of this Movie prepared by P Cohen



Script Analysis of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Road trip    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   teens acting dopey How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Other Asian

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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