While not as consistently funny as the first Harold and Kumar movie, this is a significant improvement over the second, and it’s a great exercise in 3-D fun. This one picks up several years after the conclusion of the dour and outlandish Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. Harold (John Cho) is now a successful stockbroker married to a somewhat crazy woman named Maria (Paula Garcés), and he’s preparing for Christmas with his scary father-in-law (Danny Trejo). Kumar (Kal Penn) is estranged from Harold after getting kicked out of medical school. A mysterious package brings Harold and Kumar together again, and they embark on an adventure that includes a frantic search for a Christmas tree, an evil mobster (Elias Koteas), a glorious dancing appearance with the resurrected Neil Patrick Harris, and, most hilariously, a baby getting all sorts of accidental drug experiences.
Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Producer: Greg Shapiro, Nathan Kahane, Nicole Brown, Richard Brener, Michael Disco and Samuel Brown
Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Harris, Paula Garcés, Tom Lennon, Danny Trejo, Elias Koteas, Eddie Thomas, David Krumholtz, Patton Oswalt, Bobby Lee, Melissa Ordway, David Burtka, Tristan Canning and Amir Blumenfeld
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas