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Parents' Guide to

Your Highness

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Ridiculous fantasy comedy is more crass, violent than funny.

Movie R 2011 102 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

Rape TW and terrible accents

I really like these actors but this was really poor. Full of pointless swearing, the accents were so bad which made it hard to watch. The story was ok, as was theviolence, I was disappointed at the way they nonchalantly dealt with rape. There's a big final 'showdown' where it seems like someone is being raped and is tied down and forced by a spell to essentially 'want it', (I think it turned out she wasnt but it was hard to tell), this isn't a good message for kids and pretty horrible for people who have been sexually assaulted. That whole thing just ruined the film completely.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 17+

Weird, very weird. Occasionally funny.

Occasionally funny, but unless you want so see (or hear) good actors make fools of themselves (and sever penises) this is not for you. American pie meets monty python. I thought Portman had a reputation to think about? Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, James Franco, Charles Shaughnessy.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (10 ):

YOUR HIGHNESS is so ridiculous, so silly, so trying too hard that it's not even so-bad-it's-genius good. That's not to say it's completely unfunny. Some scenes are so bizarre -- Portman battling a monster surrogate for a villain's hand (confused yet?), for example -- that you just have to laugh out loud. Still, most of the laughs that Your Highness elicits are chuckles that say, "Finally, something genuinely funny! I'm so relieved, so here you go."

You can tell that the filmmakers meant well, but, honestly, despite the entertaining special effects, the whiz-bang fight scenes, and the sweet presence of Deschanel, this movie's a mess. McBride isn't all that funny; Franco's better, but only just; and Portman's fine -- but it's an earnest fine, as if she doesn't belong at all. A send-up of the fantasy genre is a brilliant idea, when it's executed correctly. This one gets it half-right at best.

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