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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.

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David Gordon Green

Writers:

Danny McBride (as Danny R. McBride), Ben Best
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Cast

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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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Gross USA:

$21,596,445

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,856,478
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Isabel (Natalie Portman) is a warrior. In the Star Wars and Thor franchises, Natalie Portman's characters falls in love with warriors. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Isabel: Thaddeus, I have not been able to stop thinking of you.
Thadeous: [pot in his hand] What a coincidence. I was just about to finish thinking of you.
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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) See more »

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Why the negative feedback?!
11 April 2011 | by levistieSee all my reviews

I don't understand why critics are hating Your Highness so much. "Eastbound & Down", "Footfist Way," "Pineapple Express", etc. all got good reviews, as far as I understand, and this film is like all of those, except much funnier in some cases! Honestly, the only reason I was worried about seeing Your Highness was b/c I had DISLIKED Pineapple Express and Observe and Report so much. This film is far better and certain David Gordon Green's best comedy to date. Pineapple Express was one long joke about being stoned. The main character in Observe and Report seemed to have been written for McBride but played by the overrated Seth Rogen. I mean if you like Kenny Powers or Fred Simmons, I don't understand why you would dislike McBride's Thadeous. He is just as funny as any character McBride has ever played. He's got the same party mentality as Kenny, the same overblown pride fullness as Fred, just all done up with a British accent. Yet, somehow critics are attacking McBride for his portrayal! People say the opening gag fell flat on its face and that the movie just got worse from there. Honestly, I was rolling during the opening scene. It was completely absurd, reminding me of something out of Monty Python. And from there on I laughed my way until the credits. Yes, there's a lot of potty mouth humor, drug references, etc. But that is McBride's brand of humor. Everyone whose a fan knew that going in. I don't understand why people are acting like that's such a shocker when they've seen all his other work. To me this just really isn't a step down from Eastbound or Footfist, and is certainly a step UP for Green (at least regarding comedies), who is a fine director and who I am not intending to criticize. If you like everything else these guys have done, go see it. Funniest movie you'll see all year. 9/10.


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