We watched A Knight’s Tale on DVD a second time. While set in the Middle Ages, the language, *most* of the behavior, and the soundtrack were all modern. It was quite entertaining, though it could have been a half hour shorter. Heath Ledger stars but the entire ensemble is great. Paul Bettany is fabulous as Chaucer. (Bettany played my favorite character in A Beautiful Mind.) Kudos to Alan Tudyk as Wat. (Tudyk was fabulous as Wash in Firefly, my favorite SciFi TV series.)
For no good reason, this disc sat around here for more than 6 weeks last fall and at least 10 days this time. We didn’t get our money’s worth of discs from Netflix during that time, but we watch Roku daily, so we’re happy with the cost.
After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.
11 May 2001 (USA)
Note: There is something strange going on with the poster from this movie. I see it on IMDB; I see it in my blog editor; I don’t see it on my blog. Go to IMDB if you want to see it.