Sunday, April 10, 2011

Your Highness: A Movie Review

Just came from the theaters - Your Highness - starring Danny McBride, Natalie Portman and James Franco - is a winner.  A big, fat, funny, silly, crass winner.  If you are the type that doesn't appreciate swearing, nudity, or amazing hair, don't see this movie, and then go seriously evaluate what you enjoy.

First, we need to talk about how incredible Danny McBride is, not only with his entertaining quips and flowing locks (yes, it's basically still a mullet), but he also was a writer on this film.  He's just so...marvelous...and I love him.  Love him.  He makes me laugh in every scene and the one liners in this movie are phenomenal. 

I like James Franco in comedies - he has great timing and nice muscles (good for action movies).  I think it's safe to say that Natalie Portman is a goddess- she's more than gorgeous and kicks some ass in this movie.  Zooey Deschanel is a nice addition to this cast as Franco's love interest.

We both loved this movie - two thumbs up...well, four if we need to be technical.

Sidebar - currently watching Due Date on DVD - AWFUL.  This is why I'm blogging.  This movie is almost unwatchable.  I hate this kind of "comedy."  Just like Dinner for Schmucks, I find it hard to tolerate movies where someone's life just gets royally messed up by an imbecile while the main character just lets it happen.  DUMB!  It also bears a likeness toPlanes, Trains, and Automobiles (which is a classic), but instead of being amazing, it's the opposite.  There are so many rip-offs I hope they paid Steve Martin and John Candy's estate royalties.  The car scene at night?  Dear God...


B. said...

"and then go seriously evaluate what you enjoy," ha ha ha. Seriously evalutae it!

Glad to hear the movie was good, I might have to check it out since the last movie I saw in the theatre was Due Date and I was ripped off!

Lauren Tracy said...

Haha! Loved the review, and I plan to see it, because, as you know, I happen to love flowing locks! I also completely agree with your reviews of both Dinner for Schmucks and Due Date. Awful. I thought Dinner for Schmucks was actually mean spirited and could have been the worst movie I have seen in years.