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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

R | | 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 newly found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

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Seth MacFarlane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane ... Albert
Charlize Theron ... Anna
Amanda Seyfried ... Louise
Liam Neeson ... Clinch
Giovanni Ribisi ... Edward
Neil Patrick Harris ... Foy
Sarah Silverman ... Ruth
Christopher Hagen ... George Stark
Wes Studi ... Cochise
Matt Clark ... Old Prospector
Evan Jones ... Lewis
Aaron McPherson ... Ben
Rex Linn ... Sheriff / Narrator
Brett Rickaby ... Charlie Blanche
Alex Borstein ... Millie
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Storyline

Set in 1882 in the American west, Albert is a lowly farmer with a nice girlfriend. But when she leaves him for the more successful and handsome owner of a moustachery store, Albert returns to his lonely daily life of trying to avoid death. Then the mysterious Anna rides into town and captures Albert's interest and heart, but with her deadly husband in town, Albert is going to have to become the western gun-slinging hero he never was. It won't be easy because there are a million ways to die in the west. Written by Anne Campbell

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From the guy who brought you Ted See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Navajo | Mandarin

Release Date:

30 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Million Ways to Die in the West See more »

Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,797,385, 1 June 2014

Gross USA:

$43,139,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,189,756
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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When Clinch takes the glove off his hand and says to Anna, "I've been keeping it soft", is a reference to Curley from Of Mice and Men. See more »

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Albert calls marijuana "pot". The nickname "pot" comes from the Spanish word "potiguaya", which means "marijuana leaves". It's a Mexican-Spanish word that is a contraction of potación de guaya, which referred to an alcoholic drink made of marijuana leaves soaked in Brandy or Wine. The name became popular in the United States in the late 1930s and early 1940s. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: Some people are born into the wrong time and place. This was the American frontier in 1882, a hard land for hard folk. Food was scarce, disease was rampant, and life was a daily struggle for survival. Hell, this was Miss America in 1880.
[picture of a leathery middle-aged woman]
Narrator: Holy shit. To build a home and a life in this harsh, unforgiving country required that a man be bold, fearless, and tough as iron. The men who were courageous and resilient were the men who prospered. But ...
[...]
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Not that bad
23 July 2014 | by sweetboyy_99See all my reviews

This movie has gotten sh*t from a lot of reviewers. Still I have no clue why. It wasn't that bad. Sure, there's the recycling gag thingy people complain about, there's potty humor and swears. But this is the thing; it's not intended to be a classy, heartfelt comedy. It's just a very funny and immature slapstick comedy. It's clear that Seth McFarlanes humor isn't classy, clever or original. However, he does manage to create a somewhat funny movie that can be enjoyed. Now, I like stupid, silly movies. I don't like cleverly written comedies. So, If you are a fan of Family Guy or Ted's humor, you will probably like this movie.

A lot of reviewers tend to review this movie as like it is trying to be an Oscar movie. It isn't. All the actors did a great job (even the small rolls), the jokes weren't all over the place & it was actually quite enjoyable. They're having fun, we're having fun. Nothing wrong with that.

I don't understand why people go into movies like these expecting them to be some kind of comical masterpiece when the trailer was clear enough about it just being another random & dumb slapstick comedy. People are stupid enough to go watch it knowing what type of movie this is and expecting it to be something it's not.

So bottom line: If you like stupid & silly comedies with racist jokes & stereotypes, go watch this one. If you are a typical fan of the humor in Family Guy, South Park etc you will enjoy. There's plenty of different kinds of jokes in here. None of them classy, but funny. Toilet humor, foul mouths, racist stereotypes, offensive parodies & a few references that will be totally unexpected. If you're a fan of cleverly written scripts & wants to watch a classy comedy film; well, this movie is a total waste of time for you. I watched this expecting it to be really dumb, but enjoyable and it surpassed my expectations. The plot is simple, the jokes aren't clever but funny, the actors are doing a more than well job. I couldn't ask for more. This one deserves at least a 7 star rating. I found this movie much funnier than TED, which also was pretty dumb.

I rarely listen to what reviewers say about a movie before watching it first. You should do the same and judge for yourself. I just don't think it deserves the hate.


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