Yes, it’s outrageously improper, even feigning pot, cocaine and ecstasy highs for a toddler. But A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas is no more disturbingly real and thus truly disturbing than its stoners’ most fanciful dreams. In fact, that’s what the entire film feels like, making its drug-laced trips seem like dreams within a dream.
This third foray in the pot-puffers’ series has Kumar (Kal Penn) and Harold (John Cho) reconnecting on Christmas Eve after an estrangement fueled by Harold’s entry into respectable society. He’s married, has a steady job, owns a large home and is about to start a family. He doesn’t need weed-loving Kumar to enter that equation and upset it with the usual crazed trouble that follows them whenever they share a bong. (more…)