Your Highness

Rated R 102 min. 2011

There is no point to this unforgivable excuse for a comedy, except, obviously, for Danny McBride to make his buddies (director Green, co-star James Franco) chortle over pot jokes and at least pretend to get himself laid. “Screenwriter” McBride cast himself here as the nominal hero who, as the film opens, is under threat of death for having had sex with another man’s wife, an ugly amalgam of bullshit that indulges not only the notion of women as men’s property, but also McBride’s own dubious irresistibility. Later on in the film, even the gorgeous kick-ass Amazonian warrior played by Natalie Portman totally wants to do him. In between sexual encounters, McBride’s idiot dork Thadeous, lesser prince of some pseudo-medieval realm, will go a-questing with his fabulous brother, heir-to-the-throne Fabious (Franco) in order to prevent Fabious’ bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), from getting raped by the wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux) as part of some magical ceremony that doesn’t really seem to be about anything other than, you know, magically sanctioned rape. If you think dwarves are by nature hilarious, Teh Gay is something to fear, “slut” is a fantastic compliment for a woman one finds attractive, kicks to the crotch are awesome, tits are even more awesome, and a quest built around the notion that a woman’s virginity is supernaturally enchanted but a woman who has been raped is ruined, this is the flick for you. Just call rape “the fuckening” and it’s all good.

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Director: David Gordon Green

Writer: Danny McBride and Ben Best

Producer: Scott Stuber

Cast: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux, Toby Jones and Damian Lewis


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