A Million Ways To Die In The West – Bring protection.
Neil Patrick Harris————————————Foy
Directed by Seth MacFarlane.
Screenplay by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild.
The creator of Family Guy takes a run at Westerns.
Albert (MacFarlane) is a sheep farmer and not a very good sheep farmer at that. Louise (Seyfried) dumps him after he weasels his way out of a gun fight in front of the entire town. Albert is so distraught about losing Louise that he stays home at his parents house and refuses to get out and meet people. His best friend Edward (Ribisi) is giving Albert advice about relationships which is about as insane as it gets, you’ll understand if you go to this movie.
Clinch (Neeson) is off robbing a bank/train (I honestly don’t remember), so he sends his wife Anna (Theron) to hide in Alberts town for a while. Anna meets Albert and an unlikely relationship begins, she sees the good in Albert while he sees only his flaws. She helps Albert gain the confidence he needs to stand up for himself. She teaches him to shoot a pistol, which is not an easy task. Albert’s ex-girlfriend is now seeing a man who runs a mustache shop, his name is Foy (Patrick-Harris). Albert challenges Foy to a duel and instantly regrets it. The whole time he is pondering a duel with Foy, he is unaware that his path is now most definitely going to include a showdown with Clinch.
The characters are good and there are some good laughs in this movie. Laim Neeson is excellent as usual. Sarah Silverman and Giovanni Ribisi provide some good laughs as well. Neil Patrick-Harris is a stand out as Foy. Charlize Theron carried this movie emotionally, which draws us into the story. There is some smart writing here that you would expect from Seth MacFarlane but he was too busy pushing the lines rather than focusing his talent on the story, which could have saved this movie. There were many jokes which fell flat, like the mayor’s corpse being dragged away by coyotes. The real concern I have for this movie is the toilet humour and shock humour which is at many times way over the top. I kept thinking to myself “Well that is just TOO MUCH!!!!!!” but that did not stop Neil Patrick-Harris from crapping in a mans hat in front of the whole town (after which he staggers away knocking the contents of the hat out for everyone to see, including the audience). I know that is a bit of a spoiler but I thought it important that if you decide to go to this movie that you have been properly warned. If you can get around gross humour then give this movie watch, if not stay away from this one.
Runtime: 116 Minutes
Production Budget: N/A
Domestic: Not Finished Run Yet.
Worldwide: Not Finished Run Yet.
CC Rating: 4 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.
Directors’ Previous Movies: Ted
If you liked this try: Ted, Blazing Saddles, The Family Guy Tv Series.