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A Million Ways to Die In the West (DVD Review): Spoilers possible

November 26, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Written and Directed by: Seth MacFarlane

Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman

Before I go forward with this review, ask yourself the following questions:

Q: Do I like watching Family Guy and American Dad?

If the answer is yes, continue. If not, then don’t bother reading this post.

Q: Does Family Guy offend me?

If yes, then stop right here. If not, then read on.

Q: Do I enjoy raunchy comedies that are not necessarily censored by a major network and may contain references to poo?

A: If yes, then watch this movie. If not, then fuhgeddaboudit.

The premise of the story is simple: Seth MacFarlane plays a mousy little shepherd in a pokey town out in the West who is terrible at his job and isn’t respected by his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) or his parents. He doesn’t have much going for him in the grand scheme of things. Then a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) comes into town with her “brother”, and his luck starts to change… that is, until a shady killer (Liam Neeson) arrives wanting to do some damage.

I’m a fan of Family Guy and especially American Dad so this movie was right up my alley. However, seeing as it is live-action and not animated, some of the gags may be a bit too much for some viewers. It’s funny though, it really is. MacFarlane is pretty charismatic as the leading man, and he seems very at ease with leading lady. There’s good chemistry there.

Look for a teeny cameo at the fair by a cowboy with a Scots accent. Hint: He MAY or MAY NOT have played Obi Wan Kenobi in the most recent Star Wars movies.

Seeing as how tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in the US and a lot of folks have some vacation days to spend, why not catch a few movies on the DVDs? I know I will.

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