Monday, July 10, 2017


Welcome to another installment of COMEDY CORNER, where we review the movies that make the world laugh or those that just try to. This week's pick is the third film in the Harold and Kumar series, A VERY HAROLD AND KUMAR CHRISTMAS.

This film is not just a comedy, it is a stoner comedy, and some audience members may have found this to be offensive due to its drug use and sexual innuendo, however, I found it very enjoyable and laughed throughout the film. I love to laugh.

The two friends have grown apart and lead different lives. Harold is married to a beautiful woman with an overprotective father. Kumar's neighbor rents out his bathroom to homeless people. So, it is easy to say they've pursued different life paths. However, one special package from Santa brings them back together and Harold's Christmas tree burns down!

There are so many sidesplitting scenes in this film and I wish I was able to talk about them all. One of the first scenes is Kumar sitting on Santa's lap and then buying weed from him in the parking lot. I just thought this was a funny scene and it set the precedent for the rest of the film.

Kumar's neighbor Adrian has great comedic timing and I loved the chemistry he had onscreen with Kumar. I know Harold and Kumar are the main characters, but its cool when the supporting characters are funny as well.

One of greatest parts of this film was Neil Patrick Harris. Harold and Kumar were trying to steal a tree from a church. Harris was the featured performer for their Christmas show. Apparently, he's only pretending to be'll have to watch the movie to see what I'm talking about. He ends up giving Harold and Kumar a tree and wafflebot.

This film was released in November of 2011 and did fairly well at the box office. However, Roger Ebert wasn't impressed. He said the film didn't make him laugh very much. I laughed throughout this film and probably annoyed my friend who I watched it with. It received a 68% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Both Kal Penn (Kumar) and John Cho (Harold) are underrated as actors and I long to see them in more films. So, if you are looking for something different to watch, give this film a chance.

Lisa's Score: 8.5/10

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