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A Million Ways to Die in the West

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2014
  • Seth MacFarlane
  • 111 mins
  • 15

Summary

Premiere. A timid farmer abandoned by his girlfriend is fascinated by a mysterious woman who rides into his frontier town. He tries to act the part of a gunslinging Wild West hero to impress her, only to find himself facing a showdown with her notorious outlaw husband. Western spoof, directed by and starring Seth MacFarlane, with Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Take Blazing Saddles, throw in a bucketful of modern expletives and you've got an instant cult classic. Director, co-writer and star Seth MacFarlane (Ted) plays Albert, a frontier nerd who loses his girl (Amanda Seyfried) to the town's wealthy moustache emporium owner (Neil Patrick Harris). From nowhere comes divine Anna (Charlize Theron), who teaches Albert about gunplay and love, but Albert doesn't know that Anna's husband is feared gunman Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson). From the outside, this is a big old-fashioned cowboy movie, but MacFarlane's modern view of the Wild West is actually very subtle, even if the laughs seem to hinge mostly on death, sheep and bodily functions - and they come fast and thick. Be warned: this is a very Marmite experience that won't be to everyone's taste. And look out for Ewan McGregor in the film's centrepiece county fair sequence.

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Credits

Cast

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AlbertSeth MacFarlane
AnnaCharlize Theron
LouiseAmanda Seyfried
ClinchLiam Neeson
EdwardGiovanni Ribisi
FoyNeil Patrick Harris
RuthSarah Silverman
CochiseWes Studi
George StarkChristopher Hagen
LewisEvan Jones
Old prospectorMatt Clark
Sheriff / NarratorRex Linn
MillieAlex Borstein
Doc BrownChristopher Lloyd
Abraham LincolnGilbert Gottfried
Cowboy at fairEwan McGregor
Woman in the storeKaley Cuoco
DjangoJamie Foxx
Barn dance comedianBill Maher
Man killed by Clinch in barRyan Reynolds
Dream voicePatrick Stewart

Crew

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DirectorSeth MacFarlane

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2014-05-30
Language
Navajo
Guidance
Violence, swearing, drug abuse.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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