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Your Highness (2011)

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When Prince Fabious's bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous.

Director:

David Gordon Green

Writers:

Danny McBride (as Danny R. McBride), Ben Best
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny McBride ... Thadeous
James Franco ... Fabious
Rasmus Hardiker ... Courtney
Natalie Portman ... Isabel
Toby Jones ... Julie
Justin Theroux ... Leezar
Zooey Deschanel ... Belladonna
Charles Dance ... King Tallious
Damian Lewis ... Boremont
Simon Farnaby ... Manious the Bold
Deobia Oparei ... Thundarian
B.J. Hogg B.J. Hogg ... Royal Advisor (as BJ Hogg)
Matyelok Gibbs Matyelok Gibbs ... Mother
Angela Pleasence ... Mother
Anna Barry Anna Barry ... Mother
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Storyline

Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent's fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed. Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he's settled for a life of wizard's weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious' bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to ... Written by Universal Pictures

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Best. Quest. Ever. See more »


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Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity, violence and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caballeros, princesas y otras bestias See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$49,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,360,020, 10 April 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,596,445, 19 May 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,856,478, 19 May 2011
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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That same year, "Game of Thrones" premiered. In the series, Charles Dances played Tywin Lannister. In this film, Charles Dance plays King Tallious. See more »

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Fabious: [catches Thadeous watching Isabel as she gets undressed to go for a swim in the pond] What you doing, brother?
Thadeous: What right do you have scaring a man like that?
Fabious: What right have you to spy on a bathing woman from these shrubs?
Thadeous: I'm simply keeping an eye on her. She is not like one of our dimwitted chamber maids that let me take them from behind. This one has me vexed. What exactly would it take for one to tame such an adventurous slut?
Fabious: Well, I imagine she'd want a man to be honorable, bold, brave. ...
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.13 (2011) See more »

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Tanz Nachtanz
Arranged by Paul Englishby
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Well, it's an original spin...
14 November 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

They say that there is no such thing as a bad idea for a movie, just bad executions of ideas. I was open to the idea behind "Your Highness" - after all the spin on this sword and sorcery world - mixing stoner and frat boy humor into this pot is an original one. All I was asking that the movie be funny doing this. Sadly, the movie isn't that funny at all. Stoner and frat boy humor can be funny, but all this dumb humor has to be executed with some intelligence to work. But the filmmakers of this movie seem to be thinking at the level of a brain-dead adolescent. The movie thinks that simply spouting off curse words is hilarious, but it simply isn't. The actors do their best, but the low-level mentality of the entire enterprise ultimately sinks the movie. The best I can say for this failure is that it is seldom boring. Stupid and intelligence-insulting, yes. But not boring.


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