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Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle


Source: Catholic News Service

Mindless buddy comedy about two roommates (John Cho and Kal Penn), who as the self-summarizing title suggests embark on a marijuana-induced quest for fast-food nirvana through the wilds of New Jersey, experiencing many mishaps along the way. Chuck full of gross-out gags and vulgar frat-house humor, director Danny Leiner's road picture makes pretensions of social commentary concerning race and identity, but the only race it seems to care about is a race to the bottom, shamelessly finding humor in a story built around getting high while behind the wheel of a car. Recurring drug use, two instances of frontal nudity, much rough and crude language, as well as strong sexual and bathroom humor. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.

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