, 114 min, 2008
Directors: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Writers: Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg (written by), Jon Hurwitz (characters) & Hayden Schlossberg (characters)
Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is a sequel to 2004′s surprisingly entertaining stoner comedy by the same minds behind Dude Where’s My Car?, and it is completely outside of the same league. Scratch that: there is no league in existence befitting a film of this bewildering level of ineptitude.
The plot: Harold & Kumar are hoppin’ a plane to Amsterdam. Harold is fantasizing about his dream girl that morning. Kumar is jerking off to “Vagina” magazine. They get on the plane, racist stereotypes ensue, they get detained and thrown in Guantanamo Bay, racist stereotypes ensue, they escape to Florida (more racist stereotypes along the way)…
About the only time that laughs begin to threaten their way into the proceedings is the arrival of Doogie Howser (Neal Patrick Harris, reprising his portrayal of himself as a Hollywood badboy/madman/druggie) and even then, they fail to emerge.
This film is one long, stupid, unfunny trip across America with the once well-meaning stoner duo completely and utterly offending every possible walk of life along the way. This is a bad, bad, bad, bad movie!
Note: The Unrated Version runs 107 minutes on DVD.