This is one of those movies where you hear the idea and wonder if they can pull it off. In my opinion, they couldn't. Love Mos Def. Love Jack Black. Lukewarm on this flick.
A lush, generally diverting soap opera, which at one point threatens to turn into a pulp opera. Henry VIII has never looked better, however. Svelte and hunky.
Definitely has its moments, but this is no Talladega Nights. Take that for what it's worth.