With a cast that includes Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, James Franco, and Zooey Deschanel, sword-and-sorcery comedy Your Highness is bound to be a hit, whether you're a stoner or not. And that would be enough. But, as gravy, how often do you get to see extended shots of the comely buttocks of a recent Oscar-winner such as Natalie Portman? Yeah, there's a quest tale involving Franco as a prince who must rescue his bride-to-be (Deschanel) after she's kidnapped by a wizard, and Danny McBride being Danny McBride in a medieval setting as Franco's brother, but, come on, the movie might as well end after Portman dives into the lake.
But seriously, after directing thoughtful and engrossing indie films like All the Real Girls, Undertow, and Snow Angels before jumping into big-budget stoner territory with Pineapple Express, David Gordon Green has established himself as one of those directors whose each and every film is highly anticipated and worth checking out. Natalie Portman's bare bum is just icing on the cake. The movie opens April 8th.