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A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)

 -  Comedy  -  4 November 2011 (USA)
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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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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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Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence | See all certifications »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,954,142 (USA) (4 November 2011)

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$35,033,759 (USA) (6 January 2012)
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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 »

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When the feces is thrown at the minivan's window it creates a linear shape. But the next time we see the window as Harold is getting dropped off at his house, we can see that the feces on the window is now a different shape, no longer linear. Now it's a round clump. Same amount is there, but just in a different shape. See more »

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Neil Patrick Harris: What did I tell you about using tongue?
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Christmas Fever
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Still the Best of the Stoner Comedies
5 November 2011 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Once again, Harold and Kumar bring it with more completely original ideas that made me laugh like a maniac several times throughout the movie. These guys once again prove that anything can be funnier if you add weed and nudity. And the fact that Kal Penn can still make these movies and maintain a respectable reputation at the White House is hilarious enough as it is.

As good as this one was, however, it didn't really live up to the expectations that were set by "Guantanamo Bay". Maybe it's because when I saw that one, it was in a packed theatre at 10 pm with a bunch of stoners laughing their guts out at every single joke. As unappealing as that sounds (I wasn't stoned during this movie), it's those types of things that make movies THAT much better if you ask me. Laughing my butt off with 30 or more people, including a few random 14 year olds who needed to pretend they were with me in order to get in (true story) just wasn't the same.

Something that really bugged me was how NPH was barely used in this one. Although his picture actually made it poster this time, he wasn't really in it as much as I hoped. Come to think of it, many of the old jokes from "White Castle" and "Guantanamo Bay" weren't used at all.

And whether or not it was the theatre I went to, the 3D was disgraceful. I almost suggest seeing the 2D version: your eyes won't hurt, you'll save a few bucks, and you really won't miss anything.

But even though it may not have lived up to the previous ones, Harold and Kumar prove once again that as far as epic stoner comedies go, they can't be beat. This one left me sore from laughing, and with an itch to see more (even though, once again, I wasn't stoned). I strongly suggest you get a big group to go to this one; the more laughs around you, the funnier this movie will be.

And of course, there's nothing like getting into the Christmas spirit a little early. Especially if you celebrate Christmas like these guys.


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