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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 (James Franco) and Prince Thadeous (Danny [=McBride=]), who are of the bold/valiant and slovenly/slacker variety, respectively ([[AndZoidberg and Courtney.]]) Fabious' bride to be, Belladonna (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 (NataliePortman), a female 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 a archer.
* ActorAllusion: Isabel has moves worthy of [[StarWars Darth Maul.]] One of her weapons is even a staff with two blades! For added points, she first shows up in an arena with a monster in it.
** Zooey Deschanel as Belladonna also counts. Her character was said to have been kept in the tower her entire life. Thusly she acts quite strangely, is absolutely unable to do basic things like eat dinner using utensils and other 'quirky' behavior.
* 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.
* 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."
* 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.
* EvilOverlord: Leezar fits this trope to a T.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Boremont and his knights.]]
* FakeBrit: Basically the whole of the cast, but WordOfGod says it's more or less a takeoff on all those sword and sorcery epics with actors attempting to replicate British accents and not always succeeding.
** Averted however with Toby Jones and [[{{Life}} Damian Lewis]].
* 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.
* HereWeGoAgain: Gotta get rid of that [[spoiler: cursed chastity belt.]]
* HighFantasy
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Fabious when it comes to the Wise Wizard [[spoiler:and Julie]].
* 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.
* 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 "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.
* 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]].
* MoneyDearBoy: Natalie Portman admitted she only did this movie because there was some uncertainty if ''Film/BlackSwan'' would get greenlit by a major studio. She signed on to this film for a paycheck and use it to help finance ''Black Swan'' herself, should the need have ever risen. However, ''Black Swan'' got greenlit and went underway fairly easily, and Natalie got stuck doing this film having already signed on.
* 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".
* OutdoorBathPeeping: Shortly after the group meets Isabel.
* 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 ''ClashOfTheTitans''.
** 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 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]]".
* SophisticatedAsHell: The language of the realm, pretty much..
* SuckOutThePoison: LampshadedDoubleEntendre.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: The Unicorn Sword is the only thing that can kill Leezar. .
* ThisCannotBe: Leezar's reaction when he sees Fabious is wielding the Unicorn Sword.
* 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.
* ThrowItIn: Reportedly, the whole script was like this. The film's writers (one of which was also the star) had written an outline but ended up filming without a finished script and let the actors ad-lib everything.
* 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.
* 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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