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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

 -  Comedy | Western  -  30 May 2014 (USA)
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As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

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Cochise
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Old Prospector
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Millie
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As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

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Comedy | Western

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Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, language throughout, some violence and drug material | See all certifications »

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30 May 2014 (USA)  »

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Pueblo chico, pistola grande  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,797,385 (USA) (30 May 2014)

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$42,615,685 (USA) (11 July 2014)
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Ewan McGregor:  makes an appearance at the fair when Albert asks why everyone is laughing at Foy's joke. See more »

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Just as Doc Brown covers the DeLorean, we can see that there is no "Mr. Fusion" unit on the rear of the time machine. See more »

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[from trailer]
Edward: This is my first vagina.
Ruth: You've never seen one!
Edward: No I feel like I should have a piece of cake or something.
[pause while character lifts up skirt]
Edward: it's uhh it's it's that, right?
Ruth: Oh yeah, it's this, its like from here to here.
Edward: Oh.
Ruth: But this is just the outside, there's these folds.
Edward: Okay, i'm gonna close the bible now.
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If You've Only Got a Moustache
Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Amick Byram
Additional Lyrics by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild
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Wanted to like it but didn't. An interesting inconsistent misfire
31 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This review comes from someone who likes Famnily Guy and really enjoyed TED... but this new one... was... ouch... I went in expecting a few laughs but there were fewer than even my low expectations predicted. Other than the script everything is top notch. Actors are great. Charlize and Liam and Sarah Silverman etc are terrific. It's too bad they didn't have something better to work with.

Liam in fact seems like he's in a different movie. He's 100 percent serious. That might be Seth's point in making a guy (himself) who is caught in the middle of a serious horrible deadly world that the west really was.

It looks very good visually. Great score. But very inconsistent. Not hit and miss. More like hit and miss miss miss groan miss semi-hit miss. And the joke style kept changing. Silly to sweet to over the top and serious at times. and some of the jokes were so disgusting I don't know what they were thinking. (and i like disgusting)

Plus the anachronistic style gets tired fast.

And Seth as predicted should not have made himself the lead. He's not awful but would have benefited greatly with a pro. His persona is not fit for leading man status. And his voice and style is so in step with Brian's on family guy its a bit distracting.

Basically the tone of this film keeps changing. The joke styles keep changing. it doesn't know what it is. Is is a sweet western romcom? Is it a satire? Is it a serious comedy?

With all the success from Ted I'm guessing Seth had carte blanche with this one and probably needed someone to question him more.

Might be more fun if your stoned. Really really stoned. And/or maybe just see Blazing Saddles instead.


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