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Your Highness

Unwatchable—and, thanks to its high-decibel action sequences, barely listenable—this misbegotten medieval fantasy/stoner comedy marks a new low for David Gordon Green, once ranked among the most promising young filmmakers in America (George Washington, All the Real Girls). After his bleak drama Snow Angels bombed, the genial southerner signed on with producer Judd Apatow to direct Pineapple Express, explaining to press that he'd always wanted to do comedy; Your Highness indicates he's always wanted to do garbage too. When I think of him now, I think of Lewis Milestone, who started out making movies like All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and Of Mice and Men (1939) but closed out his career directing TV and babysitting Frank, Sammy, and Dino on Ocean’s Eleven (1960). With James Franco, Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, and Zooey Deschanel.

Credits

Director:

  • David Gordon Green

Cast:

  • James Franco
  • Danny McBride
  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Natalie Portman
  • Damian Lewis
  • Charles Dance
  • Toby Jones
  • Noah Huntley
  • Rasmus Hardiker

Writers:

  • Danny McBride
  • Ben Best

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