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Your Highness

April 14, 2011

I used to love David Gordon Green as a director. His movies George Washington, All the Real Girls and Snow Angels were indie hits. Pineapple Express was hilarious….but Your Highness fell flat.Most of the laughs came from me wanting to laugh.

I didn’t regret watching the movie but it wasn’t the Monty Python meets Krull experience I was looking for. I slightly smirked. I did like Zooey Deschanel’s character a lot though. She has been imprisoned most of her life and is 100 percent naive. For instance, she thinks a fork is a comb and her dancing involves spinning around in circles.

The rest of the movie involves the f-bomb, minotaur junk necklaces, weed, diddling a little prophet puppet, boobs, dry humping and Natalie Portman in a role anybody could have done.

With the talent involved I was hoping for something dumb/smart. My guess is that everybody thought they were making something hilarious and figured the concept alone would carry them……I never could have guessed that Danny McBride could not be funny in a movie. He gets a little old in this flick.

Danny McBrides man-servant Courtney (Rasmus Hardicker)  is in the show Saxondale which is streaming on Netflix. Steve Coogan is great and could possibly be David Brent’s (The Office) cousin.  Rasmus is his second in command. Watch it!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Dave Almquist permalink
    November 29, 1999 8:00 pm

    This definitely fell short of my expectations. I saw it in the theater, and will probably watch it again on dvd, but it was not quite the “intelligent” low-brow humor, such as in some Kevin Smith movies, that I was looking for.

  2. April 14, 2011 9:04 am

    I give this movie a resounding “Meh.” It was a nice flick to take your mind off of things for a while though, and Zooey Deschanel and Courtney the man-servant were definitely the most charming parts.

  3. John Leavengood permalink
    April 14, 2011 4:53 pm

    I am terribly saddened to hear this. I was so looking forward to this movie. Now, I’ll wait for DVD or HBO.

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