As it turns out, the best thing about medieval Europe was all the rock music and cute teenagers. Who knew? Of course, there was plenty of jousting and bawdiness and ribaldry, and all of it is rolled into A Knights Tale
, which tries to de-nerdify the middle ages by having hot young stars Heath Ledger and Shannyn Sossamon steam up the screen with their pre-Renaissance love. This works for about an hour, and then things get a bit maudlin as the requisite sappiness kicks in. Still, its more fun than the black death.