A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
  • Directors(s)

    Todd Strauss-Schulson

  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    09/12/2011

  • Genre(s)

    Comedy, Comedy

  • Approx. running minutes

    90m

  • Cast

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

Film

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Contains frequent drug use
  • Directors(s)

    Todd Strauss-Schulson

  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    09/12/2011

  • Genre(s)

    Comedy, Comedy

  • Approx. running minutes

    90m

  • Cast

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

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.

  • Classified date

    21/10/2011

  • BBFC reference

    BFF284508

  • Language

    English