“A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” is gloriously offensive. There are scenes of such specifically offensive humor that I really don’t feel comfortable describing what takes place in any kind of detail.
With that offensiveness stipulated, let me state clearly that I loved this movie. I’m not sure I can recommend it, but I love.
Where are they now?
“A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” finds our friends Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) having grown apart. Harold has chosen to become a grown up. He has a job on Wall Street, a house in the suburbs and he and his wife Maria (Paula Garces) are trying to have a baby.
Kumar on the other hand has stunted his maturity. Kumar is a degenerate pothead, who we see buying pot and smoking up with a mall Santa Claus in the opening scenes of the film. Kumar lost his job because he failed a drug test and lost his girlfriend (Daneel Ackles) because of his slothfulness.
A not so friendly reunion
Our heroes are reunited when a package appears at Kumar’s apartment addressed to Harold. Kumar delivers the package to Harold’s house and from there the latest H & K adventure begins and proceeds in the most irreverent and stunningly offensive fashion.
“Yeah I’m gay, gay for that…”
Also returning for “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” is the brilliant Neil Patrick Harris who finds new and wondrous ways to send up himself. Harris came out a few years ago and naturally Harris makes great sport of his homosexuality in “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas.”
Thomas Lennon gets in on the fun in A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas. Lennon, best known for “Reno 911,” plays Harold’s straight-laced suburban best friend Todd. Poor Todd and his baby daughter Ava get dragged into H & K’s adventure and what happens to little Ava will have many parents in the audience either rolling with laughter or asking for their money back at the box office.
Sex, Drugs, and Violence in 3D
I can’t stress this enough, if you are offended by drugs, sex, violence, racial humor and such, you don’t want to attempt to watch “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas.” This movie presses the most offensive hot buttons and does not let up for more than 90 minutes.
A particularly offensive and completely hilarious scene involves paying homage to the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” in a way that you must see to believe. There is also a reference to “Annie Hall” involving the baby girl Ava that is startlingly funny.
One of the funniest movies of 2011
“A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” is up there with “Bridesmaids” as one of the funniest movies of 2011. I completely loved this movie and I cannot recommend it for any audience. The film is so outlandish and so very, very, very R-rated that only a select audience will be able to tolerate the well beyond risqué humor.
How “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” did not get saddled with an NC-17 rating is beyond me; the film definitely is offensive enough to deserve it. If you are not easily offended, you are going to love “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas.”