Extremely Lewd Sendup
Starring: Danny McBride, James Franco,
Natalie Portman, Zooey
Deschanel, Justin Theroux,
Toby Jones, Rasmus Hardiker,
Charles Dance, Damian Lewis,
Runtime: 102 minutes
Distributor: Universal Pictures/Comcast
Director: David Gordon Green
Executive Producer: Danny McBride, Andrew Z.
Davis, Jonathan Mone, Mark
Producer: Scott Stuber
Writer: Danny McBride, Ben Best
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Prince Fabious returns home to his father, the King’s, castle after killing a Cyclops who worked for the evil wizard, Leezar. He brings home Belladonna, a princess imprisoned by Leezar and the Cyclops. Prince Fabious plans to marry Belladonna.
The Prince’s lazy, no-account, playboy brother, Thadeous, is extremely jealous of Fabious, even when Fabious asks him to be his best man. Then, Leezar shows up at the wedding ceremony and kidnaps Belladonna, while using his immense magical powers to fend off Fabious and the royal guard. The King gives Thadeous an ultimatum: Go with Fabious and help him rescue Belladonna, or be banished from the kingdom.
Reluctantly, Thadeous agrees to go. Now, Fabious and he must find the magical unicorn sword, the only weapon that can kill Leezar. Along the way, they run into a beautiful female warrior named Isabel, who has her own grudge against Leezar. The question becomes, Will Thadeous find his own inner hero, or desert his brother in his time of need?
The basic story in YOUR HIGHNESS is well constructed. Also, the actors do a funny job, though their tongues are placed firmly in their cheeks. However, the movie’s comical, satirical tone is filled with nearly constant R-rated foul language and extremely lewd jokes. There’s also some extreme nudity, graphic bloody violence and drug references. Thus, despite the movie’s heroic ending and the reconciliation between the two brothers, YOUR HIGHNESS just has way too much abhorrent content.
The basic story in YOUR HIGHNESS is well constructed. The actors do a funny job, with their tongues placed firmly in their cheeks. However, the movie’s comical, satirical tone is filled with nearly constant R-rated foul language and extremely lewd jokes. There’s also some extreme nudity, graphic bloody violence and drug references. Thus, despite the movie’s heroic ending and the eventual reconciliation between the two brothers, YOUR HIGHNESS has way too much abhorrent content. Media wise viewers with faith and values will steer well away from YOUR HIGHNESS.