Saturday, June 18, 2011

As I was Sitting Down For Lunch.....

     Today I took a break, and decided I would go out for lunch. A simple burger and fries, and inspiration set in as to what movie I would talk about today.
     Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, the story of two friends, who after indulging an a significant amount of marijuana, decide that the best place to quench their hunger is at Americas favorite slider shop.

     But in so many ways the movie is about so much more. Harold Lee (played by John Cho) is a mild mannered office worker. He is taken advantage of by his co-workers, under appreciated by his boss. Day in and day out, his routine only has one high point. His elevator ride with the girl of his dreams, Maria, who he doesn't have the courage to ask out.

     His roommate and best friend Kumar Patel (played by one of my favorite actors Kal Penn) is a medically brilliant, yet completely unmotivated, pot smoker. Where Harold is professional and career minded, Kumar only wants to live in the moment.

     After a rather hard day at work for Harold, as well as a rather um, well I don't know what day for Kumar, the pair relax with a little (and by little I mean lot) of marijuana. This brings out the ultimate question, what will they do to slake their intense and growing hunger. Almost like a message from God, a commercial for White Castle comes on the television, and the decision has been made. They MUST  go to White Castle. 
     Full of humor aimed at pot users, this movie is full of over the top jokes, drug references, and nudity.
Beyond all of that though, is a story of self discovery, as well as a coming of age story of sorts. There are cameos galore in this movie, including an amazing story arch involving Neal Patrick Harris, that in my humble opinion is unbelievably funny.

     I would recommend watching the unrated version of the movie, simply because they can get away with more of the dirty jokes than in the rated version, but either way, your are sure to get a good laugh. Come for the simple jokes, stay for the crazy adventure.

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