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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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This spring, prepare for their excellency. 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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Natalie Portman struggled to keep a straight face and kept losing it over the "burning in my beaver" line which she stumbled with and the scene had to be filmed 4 times. See more »

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Great Wize Wizard: This cricket compass will catch the light and point the way to the labyrinths location. Be warned: they say the walls of this maze drive men to madness. But if you can find your way, the blade will be yours.
Fabious: Thank you, Wize Wizard.
Great Wize Wizard: Not so fast. First you must answer a riddle. What journey be long and twisted and sensitive at hand? To what end must man go to discover the depths of his ecstasy? Think hard strong warriors.
Fabious: Fuck! I know this!
Fabious: I got it! You want us to twist, what is long, with our ...
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.157 (2013) See more »

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Greatest Quest
Written by Cyrus Shahmir (as Cyrus D. Shahmir)
Produced by Cyrus Shahmir (as Cyrus D. Shahmir) and Steve Jablonsky
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stupid...and FUN!
31 July 2011 | by Dainius8888See all my reviews

So this is one of those movies you get to enjoy no matter how stupid they are. "You Highness" mocks everything about medieval time movies, kings and knights, etc. by applying exaggeratively sarcastic and cynical humor. The humor is so superficially dull, that it really is funny due to the way it is applied to a movie about the middle ages. It's almost like a porno version of "Shreck", harshly speaking. Making jokes about genitals, sex, masculinity an such. It absolutely is nothing more than a movie to get some laughs out of, since the plot is definitely NOT on of the most superb stories you've ever seen in a movie, and the acting is rather fake, for the exception of Natalie Portman and maybe James Franco. Which is actually quite funny how two A list actors put a lot of effort into a movie so dumb. And another good thing about this film is that it actually looks really cool sometimes, especially at the end during the climax. So there you have it. It definitely isn't meant to be praised as a masterpiece of a movie. Just sit back and enjoy the stupidity of it.


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