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Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies rating 
3.5/5 Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies

   
Director Danny Leiner
Writer John Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Stars John Cho, Kal Penn, Steve Braun, Paula Garces, Mike Sheer, Robert Tinkler, Ethan Embray, Fred Willard, Christopher Thompson
Certificate 15
Running time 88 minutes
Country US/Canada/Germany
Year 2004
Associated shops

Reviewed by The Dude

This film centres on one weekend in the lives of roommates Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) and their quest to quell their marijuana-induced fast food lust. From Jesus freak sex maniacs to riding cheetahs through the forest, the film is a non-stop gasp fest. And just when you think their luck could not get any worse, it does.

As with all movies of the Road Trip/Dude Where's My Car? genre, the plot line is loose at best, strung together by a series of unfortunate misadventures that eventually take our protagonists to their happy ending. The great thing is that it doesn't need subplots, or character development - one of the main starring roles is a big bag of weed. Cho and Penn do an excellent job and Penn cracks some really great jokes along the way - Cho is supposed to be the uptight one.

This is a truly enjoyable film, as it doesn't take itself any more seriously than is necessary to sell itself as a funny stoner flick. The script isn't Shakespeare, but the dialogue is well written and the gags are as un-PC as they come, which is just what a good comedy needs these days.

If you want your pop to squirt out of your nose, go see this movie.

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