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Funny In Places
on 18 October 2008
The sequel picks up from exactly where the last film ended, with Harold & Kumar jetting to Amsterdam to find Harolds new love interest, that developed during the first film. This is a film that can be watched independantly of seeing the first film, but in my opinion you should watch the first film because the concept is so much more tidy than this film, which is simply moving around to stay hidden after they escape their imprisonment.
For parents, note that there are certain parts of this film that bank on the pure lewd, hence the rating. I thought certain parts of the film where funny in the same way the original film made you laugh. There are parts of this film, particularly the part inside Guantanamo Bay that a parent could not let a young child watch, it goes too far.
Neil Patrick Harris again features, and plays a good part. On the whole, after they escape, the film definitely improves and we are introduced to Kumars love interest, a facet of his character that was not covered at all in the first film. The ending brings the film together nicely, but by the time the ending does come around, they have probably stretched the whole "realistic" idea further than what the original film offered.
A worthwhile watch, with an open mind!