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A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS [2D]

A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS <span>[2D]</span> artwork

A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS [2D]

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 89m 31s

Release date 09/12/2011

BBFCInsight Contains frequent drug use

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Todd Strauss-Schulson

Cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Danny Trejo, Danneel Ackles, John Cho

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/11/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS is the third film in the comedy series. It sees the two estranged central characters reunited at Christmas, with Kumar unintentionally threatening to destroy Harold's celebrations with his in-laws. The film was classified '18' for frequent drug use.

The BBFC's Guidelines at '15' state 'Drug taking may be shown but the film as a whole must not promote or encourage drug misuse'. Although the film contains long sequences with little focus on drug use, smoking marijuana is nevertheless a central preoccupation for Kumar. Some of the drug use in the film also involves a baby who is exposed to various substances including cocaine and ecstasy. However these scenes with the baby comically play on the stereotypical behaviour associated with each drug rather than actively promoting the drugs themselves. The baby scenes aside, drug use throughout is presented as normal behaviour for the main characters, and when Kumar determines to be more responsible his girlfriend discourages him from giving up drugs. Given the frequent and uncritical use of drugs, the film does not sit well with the requirements of the Guidelines at '15'.

A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS also includes frequent strong language and sex references, together with infrequent female breast nudity.

Details

Title Information
2D
Distributor(s)
Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
21/10/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
89m 31s
Approved footage
8056+8
BBFC reference
BFF284508
Registration number
CFJ24610

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