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Your Highness

A movie directed by David Gordon Green

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'Your Highness' 'Two Jews On Film' Hath Different Views On This Fantasy Medievil Spoof (Video)

  • Apr 7, 2011

'Your Highness' directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) and written by Danny McBride and Ben Best is the story of two brothers Prince Fabious (James Franco) and Prince Thadeous (Danny McBride) who embark on a dangerous mission to save Fabious' bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel).  

The film opens with Prince Thadeus and his sidekick, Courtney (Rasmus Hardiker) about to be hung by a village of drawfs. Thadeous has upset the 'little people'. But due to a miscalculation, the rope around their necks isn't long enough to do any real damage, so instead of dying...Thadeous and Courtney, escape.
Thadeous and Courtney ride fast and furious back to their kingdom where it just so happens, there's a celebration going on.  Thadeous's brother, the fabulous Prince Fabious has just returned home from another successful quest bringing with him his beautiful virgin bride-to-be...Belladonna.

 Thadeous envies his brother, big time.  We know this because Thadeous spends a lot of time sulking and whinning about how envious he is of the fabulous, Fabious. He also spends a lot of time drinking, partying and having sex with any woman that has a heartbeat...preferably from behind.  Despite his envy, the last thing Thaddeus wants is to follow in his brother's footsteps...No quests for him.

Well  that soon changes when Belladonna gets kidnapped by the super evil wizard Leezar (the brilliantly funny Justin Theroux).  The King (Charles Dance) gives his dead beat son an ultimatum:  Man up and help your brother rescue his bride-to be or get...Gasp!...Cut off.  

Realizing he has no choice, Thadeous agrees to accompany his brother on this perilous journey.  Things go very quickly from bad to worse...The two brothers have to fight traitorous knights, witches who can shoot lightning bolts from their hands, battle a village of savage naked women (are there any other kind?) fight off a horny Minotaur and one really ugly monster with a lot of heads and very sharp teeth.

Oh and they also have to sexually gratify a pederast wizard puppet.

 On top of all that, if they don't reach Belladonna before the twin moons are aligned...a time the virginal Leezar likes to refer to as...'The Fuckening'...she will be impregnanted by a dragon casting the world into darkness, forever.  Bummer...

Luckily the boys hook up with Isabel (Natalie Portman) a hot super warrior chick.  She's never met a snake beast she couldn't defeat. 

So does Thadeous  find his inner hero and save the world? Does the virginal Belladonna and the adorable Fabious live happily ever after? Does Isabel work out her anger issues and settle down with a nice guy?  Well you'll just have to go see this super fun spoof and find out for yourself.

 I gave this film 3 1/2 bagels...My husband...gave it one...Who do you agree with?
'Your Highness' opens in theaters, Friday April 8, 2011.
'Your Highness' 'Two Jews On Film' Hath Different Views On This Fantasy Medievil Spoof (Video)

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April 07, 2011
This was a hilarious write-up! I might wait to Netflix it but, I really enjoyed reading this, thanks!
April 07, 2011
Thanks so much Djevoke. Really appreciate it.
April 08, 2011
Anytime :)
April 07, 2011
"Oh and they also have to sexually gratify a pederast wizard puppet." Ooooookaaayyy. That got my attention LOL! Ok, I may just check this out because of Natalie Portman. Save a virgin? Love your exchanges!

Thanks for the review! Featured!
April 07, 2011
If you take the film for what it is, you'll enjoy it...even though my hubby doesn't think so.
April 07, 2011
And thanks so much.
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review by . April 10, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
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Reviewer is biased.   Loves: Natalie Portman   Likes: Robin Hood Men In Tights                       Likes: Zooey Deschanel                       Enjoys: Spoofs and Parodies                     …
review by . November 19, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
* out of ****     It would seem that even a fine filmmaker such as David Gordon Green has succumbed to the demands and faults of Hollywood. This is most apparent in "Your Highness", his newest film; and it's also his first bad one. His last movie was "Pineapple Express", and it meant new horizons for the director; I thought it was a funny flick. But this is just plain juvenile, in every sense of the word. It isn't even playful in its stupidity; rendering it useless, boring, and …
review by . April 13, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         According to Wikipedia, the wrap party for Your Highness was held in Belfast at the Harland & Wolff Shipyard. Harland & Wolff, as you may know, oversaw the construction of the Titanic – and wouldn’t you know it, the wrap party took place in a part of the Shipyard known as the Titanic Quarter. Did director David Gordon Green forget what happened to the Titanic? There are some omens you just can’t ignore. Like the Bubonic …
review by . April 08, 2011
   If you go into Your Highness thinking of it as lesson in modern-day cinema, you’ll leave with these three conclusions: 1) Danny McBride is still not much of a screenwriter 2) David Gordon Green still hasn’t found is stride directing “action comedies” and 3) Justin Theroux is an incredibly underrated comedic actor. It was evident that he (Theroux) could pen a script or two based off the success of Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2, but who would have thought he would …
review by . April 07, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Total buzzkill.
YOUR HIGHNESS   Written by Danny McBride and Ben Best   Directed by David Gordon Green   Starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux and Natalie Portman       Isabel: It is my legacy to do anything to stop those who fuck to make dragons.       I don’t know about you but if I am going to get high, it’s because I want to laugh and have a good time. Apparently, when Danny McBride wants …
Quick Tip by . December 20, 2011
I recently saw the unrated cut of “Your Highness”. It is almost pretty much the same except for some extended scenes and the addition of blood and some gore on select fight scenes. I did feel that the theatrical cut was the better paced film, but the action and the added blood made the film much more entertaining in an action standpoint. Natalie Portman really saved this film for me.      The Bluray was also filled with good features. I had a ball watching the alternate …
review by . April 11, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I don’t smoke pot. I’ve never puffed the magic dragon, hung out with Cheech and Chong, or enjoyed the “wonders” of 420. That being said, I had no problem enjoying Your Highness, the newest stoner comedy by David Gordon Green, James Franco, and Danny McBride, alumni of one of my favorite comedies that’s also a big stoner comedy, Pineapple Express. Your Highness is obviously a pet project of Danny McBride’s and Green’s, containing elements any 13 year old …
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Your Highness is an upcoming fantasy comedy film set to be released April 8, 2011. Filming began in the summer of 2009 in Northern Ireland, and concluded in October 2009.
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Director: David Gordon Green
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Release Date: 8 April 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Ben Best, Danny McBride
Runtime: 102 min
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