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“Harold & Kumar”: Pretty Damn Funny

"Harold & Kumar": Pretty Damn Funny

Cheech & Chong, Wayne & Garth, Bill & Ted, Jesse & Chester, and now Harold & Kumar. The latest from “Dude, Where’s My Car” director Danny Leiner is “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” the pretty damn funny story of two recent college gradutes who…well, you guessed it, have a craving for some little White Castle burgers on a Friday night. Along the way they encounter: a crazed raccoon, a dude with frightening boils (but an attractive blond wife), an Asian college group, two female students playing an outrageous game in the bathroom, Doogie Howser, a cheetah, and more. Politically correct? Certainly not, but really funny, for sure.

Actors Penn and Cho are encouraging audiences to check out the movie on its opening weekend. In an email from the APA First Weekend Club, they wrote:

This film marks the first time a major studio is releasing a project with two Asian American males as the leads. We don’t have stereotypical accents, we don’t passively tread through the story, we’re not asexual or hypersexual, there are no martial arts scenes, one-dimensional cab driver segments. We play a couple of all-American guys who happen to be of Indian and Korean descent. Our characters (Harold and Kumar) are post-collegiate buddies who get the munchies and end up going on the adventure of their lives as they set out to satisfy a spontaneous craving for White Castle burgers. Ebert and Roeper just gave our movie “Two Thumbs Up”! We hope you will too.

PHOTO: Kal Penn (Kumar) and John Cho (Harold)

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