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A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)

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Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree.
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Wafflebot Kid (as Allyson V. Lengers)
Gabriel Anderson ...
Wafflebot Kid
Eric Kissack ...
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Storyline

Six years have elapsed since Guantanemo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in hand, he inadvertently burns down Harold's father-in-law's beloved Christmas tree. To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree, once again stumbling into trouble at every single turn. Written by Mandate Pictures

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Christmas comes prematurely

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Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harold & Kumar 3  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,954,142, 6 November 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,033,759, 8 January 2012
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was originally set to be directed by series creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, but they were approached to relaunch the American Pie (1999) franchise three months before production. They continued on as writers and co-producers on this film while writing and directing American Reunion (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Todd walks in on the party guests doing cocaine, he is holding Ava facing him. When one of the guests sneezes the cocaine toward Todd, Ava is now facing the party guests. See more »

Quotes

Kenneth Park: This is a Sharp 52" Aquos Quattron TV with state-of-the-art 3D technology that makes Avatar look Avatar-ded.
Harold: I don't know. Hasn't the whole 3D thing jumped shark by now?
Kenneth Park: Mr. Lee, you don't understand. This is the best 3D you've ever seen. It's gonna be amazing!
[Kenneth gives two thumbs up to the audience]
Harold: Who are you looking at?
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The New Line Cinema logo is wrapped up as a present See more »

Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
Performed by Neil Patrick Harris
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User Reviews

 
Harold and Kumar make decorating a Christmas tree a wild and dangerous adventure
13 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

I think part of the reason the first movie worked so well is because going to White Castle is, relatively, a very simple, ordinary trip. But when it's Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) it becomes a very wild adventure. I didn't enjoy the second one as much because escaping from Guantanamo Bay wouldn't be an easy task for anybody. For this third movie, Harold and Kumar are back to turn a routine errand into a hair-raising, hazardous experience. Harold has to decorate a Christmas tree.

But when Kumar comes over and accidentally burns down the tree, they then have to find a new one, steal it from a drug-lord gangster thug, try to not rape his daughter, crash a musical production of The Nutcracker, and limit the number of people they shoot and drug (to only Santa Claus and a baby).

The 3D is of course a gimmick. They know that; we know that. It involves joints coming out of the screen and eggs, blood, and guts. It is as juvenile and pointless as you can get. But that is the point.

The jokes are of course offensive. But, again, that's the point. It makes it okay when the out-and-proud Neil Patrick Harris makes gay jokes, or when Cho and Penn make racial jokes.

I enjoyed the journey that they take in "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas". Every time the baby found a new drug to imbibe, or Kumar smoked another joint, I laughed. It's the type of humour that has made the franchise so successful.


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