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->''One of the heroes even wears the penis of a minotaur on a string around his neck. I hate it when that happens.''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert's [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110406/REVIEWS/110409994 review]]'''

''Your Highness'' is a 2011 adventure comedy film directed by David Gordon Green of ''Film/PineappleExpress'' fame that could best be described as a tongue in cheek take on the sword and sorcery genre.

The film centers on Prince Fabious (Creator/JamesFranco) and Prince Thadeous (Danny [=McBride=]), who are of the bold/valiant and slovenly/slacker variety, respectively ([[AndZoidberg and Courtney.]]) Fabious' bride to be, Belladonna (Creator/ZooeyDeschanel), is spirited away by an evil wizard, and her fate rests in the hands of the two princes, who embark on the journey of journeys to rescue her. Joining their quest is Isabel (Creator/NataliePortman), a warrior skilled in the art of deadly combat with her own personal agenda for stopping the wizard. Together, the trio faces a variety of deadly and at times hilarious dangers, from witches and knights to minotaurs and hydras.
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!!This film contains examples of:

* TheAce: Fabious.
* ActionGirl: Isabel, who's also an archer.
* AffirmativeActionGirl: Isabel, in order to allow Belladonna to be a DistressedDamsel.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The movie ends with Isabel [[IncrediblyLamePun coming]] to Thadeous with his next quest.
* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Since Thadeous smokes pot on a regular basis, the Wize Wizard's smoked herbs do not really affect him.
* ArmoredClosetGay: Given the large amount of HoYay in the film, [[spoiler: Leezar certainly seems to give this sort of impression considering what he says when trying to complete the ritual with Belladonna.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Leezar:]]''' I'm just not attracted to you!
** Also [[spoiler: Boremont]], who confesses his love for Fabious [[spoiler: just before he dies]]
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Julie. No explanation is given, though it's likely it's simply that he's a neuter homunculus.
* BlackComedyRape: The entire plot centers on the impending (less commonly played for laughs male-on-female) rape of Belladonna as part of casting a spell. The jokes mostly have to do with Leezar's reluctance to do the deed, either because he doesn't really want to or has some sort of severe performance anxiety. [[spoiler: later this gets inverted when the early stages of the spell temporarily turn Belladonna into a sexually aggressive Succubus who, herself, won't take no for an answer.]] But also...
** Courtney and the minotaur.
** Fabious and the Wise Wizard.
* BloodKnight: Isabel. It kind of creeps Thadeous and the others out.
* BoobyTrap: One of these quickly kills The Barbarian. Also a very literal instance when the characters first meet the White People.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Many examples, but one stands out: Thadeus' servant Courtney is skilled at pickpocketing because he grew up as a sex slave for gypsies. This helps them reclaim a MacGuffin and is never mentioned before or after explaining that.
* BrickJoke: Not in the finished movie, unfortunately, but gets started in one of the Deleted Scenes on the DVD. [[spoiler:After having escaped Marteetee's arena, Isabel threatens to cut off Thadeus' dick and wear it as a necklace. Now guess what happens with the Minotaur's "horn".]]
* ButtMonkey: Courtney. Also, Thadeous to a lesser extent.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Isabel's chastity belt, first shown during the OutdoorBathPeeping scene.]]
** Also, Isabel's arm band.
* TheChosenOne: Leezar believes he is this.
* ClusterFBomb
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Several jokes rely on it; mostly on the part of Thadeous and Leezar.
-->'''Thadeous''': Courtney, hold my dick.
-->''*Hands Courtney his "trophy" taken from the Minotaur.*''
** Also the line from Thadeous: "Isabel, I was just about to finish thinking about you."
** Leezar knows his penis will work with Belladonna because he's "tested" it, and is sure there will be no trouble as long as her vagina is anything like his hand.
* DeathTrap: Julie hooks Fabious up to one of these.
* DecapitationPresentation: Of a cyclops's head, no less.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: Thadeous's attempt to explain his encounter with the Dwarf queen.
* DirtyOldMan: The Wise Wizard, very much so.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Happens to Thadeous on Marteetee's land.
* DistressedDamsel: Belladonna.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Boremont to Fabious. fabious thinks he means "brotherly love", like between himself and Thaddeous. Nope. ''that'' kind of love.
* EvilOverlord: Leezar fits this trope to a T.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Boremont and his knights.]]
* FanserviceExtra - Most of the "White People" are played by topless glamour models.
* FetishRetardant: Invoked. The three witches cast a sex spell on Belladonna that winds up giving her an ''Film/TheExorcist''-possessed voice.
* {{Fingore}}: Marteetee loses fingers due to being [[{{Synchronization}} synchronized]] with his hydra.
* GladiatorGames: Marteetee's arena.
* GenderBlenderName: Courtney and Julie are both men.
* GroinAttack: After killing the Minotaur and learning that he can't cut off the horns as trophies, Thadeous chooses to cut off the Minotaur's penis and wear it like a necklace.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Fabious tells Thaddeous he wants him to "be gay" (meaning "be merry" in archaic English) with him and their father. Thaddeous prefers to fence shadows and brood.
* HereWeGoAgain: Gotta get rid of that [[spoiler: cursed chastity belt.]]
* HighFantasy
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Fabious when it comes to the Wise Wizard [[spoiler:and Julie]].
* HoneyTrap: The "White People" trap adventurers by sending out a lovely young woman to run around naked so [[DistractedByTheSexy they're too busy concentrating on other matters to defend themselves]].
* HypnotizeThePrincess: Apparently of the possession variety. It backfires.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Lazar's entire plan revolves around raping Belladonna to produce a dragon during the joining of the two moons. He also licks her cheek when he kidnaps her from the wedding.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thaddeous is lazy, selfish, arrogant, humiliates Courtney and even plans to leave Fabious behind when he is captured. However, after his visit to the labyrinth, he decided to go and rescue his brother.
* KarmicDeath: In the space of ten minutes, [[spoiler:Julie is thrown down a shaft and lands on the DeathTrap he put Fabious in, and Boremont's BladeBelowTheShoulder is sliced off (with his arm!) and shoved into him.]]
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Marteetee, with Isabel's spear through his guts.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: Marteetee.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: A TV spot advertised the film as starring "UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Nominee James Franco, Academy Award Winner Natalie Portman and 5th Grade Class President Danny [=McBride=]."
* LecherousLicking: Lazar licks the face of Belladonna when he abducts her from her wedding to Fabious.
* TheLoad: Thadeous.
* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Poor Leezar has trouble concentrating with the battle going on around him
* LovableCoward: Also Thadeous.
* LoveAtFirstNote: Fabious fell in love with Belladonna before he even saw her from hearing her sing.
* ManChild: Thadeous is a lazy, petulant brat who always wonders why he's TheUnfavorite compared to his brother.
* MeaningfulName: Belladonna is Italian for "beautiful woman".
** Of course it is. Incidentally, it's also Latin for Deadly Nightshade.
* MaleFrontalNudity: The Minotaur.
* MedievalEuropeanFantasy: All of TheMiddleAges are blended together, along with elements of indigenous tribal, Roman and Far Eastern cultures. Oh yes, and [[SchizoTech Simon, the sentient clockwork bird]].
* MysteriousWoman: Isabel, before she reveals her backstory to the heroes.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Apparently Isabel's arm band is able to repel magic lightning. Who knew?
** It's vaguely hinted by observation. In the opening scene we have her knight ancestors blocking the magic with their armor and Isabel later claimed that her armband was made from her brothers' shields, assuming to be of the same make of the armor of their ancestors.
* NighInvulnerability: Leezar.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Soul of the Maze that totally isn't SeanConnery.
* NoOntologicalInertia: The sex spell on Belladonna ends as soon as Leezar's mothers are killed.
* NoSocialSkills: Being locked in a tower since she was a young girl, Belladonna has no real clue about many social conventions, such as forks and choreographed dancing. She also confuses "cervix" with "service".
* OffhandBackhand: Leezar to Isabelle. With a fireball, no less.
* OutdoorBathPeeping: Shortly after the group meets Isabel.
* PowerFist: Thaddeous dons a spiked gauntlet as an off-hand during the climax.
* PrecisionFStrike: Leezar
-->'''Leezar:''' Magic...[[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Motherfucker.]]
* PsychopathicManChild: Leezar and Marteetee.
* PunBasedTitle: ''Your Highness'' features two members of royalty who in one scene get stoned together.
* RapeAsComedy: Implied between Courtney and an undoubtedly sex-starved minotaur.
* RedShirt: The two nameless prisoners alongside our heroes in Marteetee's arena.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Manious. Also a bit creepy/squick in that he ''tastes'' the blade of grass that he states has been urinated on, rather than just smelling it.
* ShoutOut:
** The barbarian the heroes meet in the bar is a clear shout-out to Conan the Barbarian. [[spoiler:He's not quite as successful as Ahnold, however.]] Similarly, the practice moves Thadeous goes through after he obtains the Blade of the Unicorn mirrors a scene from that movie.
** Simon, Fabious's mechanical bird, is a reference to Bubo from ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}''.
** The Wise Wizard is [[StarWars Yoda]] crossed with [[Literature/AliceInWonderland the smoking caterpillar]]. Leezar and his mothers even have Force Lightning.
** The chastity belt revelation is borrowed from ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights''.
** To just about every fantasy movie from the eighties on, really. Much of the design and special effects resemble ''Film/{{Willow}}'', not least of which is the multi-headed dragon. A scene in a montage references the Gates of Argonath from ''Film/TheFellowshipOfTheRing''. The set during the Labyrinth sequence is very similar to, well, ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.
** Belladonna, having NoSocialSkills due to her backstory, uses a [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid fork as a comb]] before being instructed on its proper use.
** In the scene where [[spoiler:Julie]] is chanting magic words to communicate with Leezar, you can clearly hear him say "[[HarryPotter Hufflepuff]]".
** The carriage chase scene between the brothers and Boremont's men is a shot-for-shot remake of the carriage chase scene in Sleepy Hollow (1999) between Ichabod/Katrina and the headless horseman. Anyone's guess as to why?
** Couple of shout-outs to Game of Thrones with the names Boremont (Mormont) and Thundarion (Dondarrion).
* SophisticatedAsHell: The language of the realm, pretty much.
* StrangeSalute: "...Crossed swords and touched tips" sounds like yet another gay joke. However, Fabious and Thaddeous do this in the climax as a sign of mutual respect; it really does involve swords and the crossing thereof.
* SuckOutThePoison: LampshadedDoubleEntendre.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: The Unicorn Sword is the only thing that can kill Leezar.
* {{Synchronization}}: Marteetee has a cauldron of magic mustard that causes any body part he dips in it to manifest itself as a monster in the arena. Unfortunately for him, if the monster is harmed, so is he.
* TarAndFeathers: Courtney is given this treatment by the dwarves for associating with Thadeous and shows little more than some annoyance.
-->'''Courtney''': Children, Iím allergic. Please - letís not.
* ThisCannotBe: Leezar's reaction when he sees Fabious is wielding the Unicorn Sword.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: When Thadeous is first introduced, he's about to be hanged for sleeping with a dwarf queen and simply says, "Oh, fuck me."
* ThongOfShielding: Isabel is shown to wear one while bathing in her small-clothes. [[spoiler:It's actually her chastity belt]].
* ThresholdGuardians: The Soul of the Maze.
* TookALevelInBadass: Thadeous
* TotalEclipseOfThePlot: Leezar's ritual must be performed during "the joining of the two moons", which appears to be an eclipse of one moon by the other, and happens once every hundred years.
* TheUnfavorite: Thadeous feels like this.
* UptownGirl: Gender inversion - Thadeous is a prince and while ''his'' reputation isn't great, all indications are the kingdom is rich and important. Meanwhile Isabel is a commoner and a homeless adventuress.
* WackyWaysideTribe: The {{Nubile Savage}}s led by FatBastard Marteetee.
* VirginPower: Leezar's ritual will only work with a virgin.
* VulgarHumor: Gay jokes? Check. Sex jokes? Check. Characters unable to go a few sentences without at least one swear word? [[ClusterFBomb Oh so very check.]]
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Mostly averted, but randomly shows up a few times for no apparent reason. Usually for a low-brow joke that relies on [[HaveAGayOldTime archaic English to work]].
* YouKilledMyFather: What motivates Isabel to get revenge on Marteetee.
** Also what motivates her to join up with Thadeous and Fabious: Leezar's "mothers" killed her six brothers.
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