The rowdiest, nastiest, envelope-pushing western since "Blazing Saddles", A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST is damn funny and inappropriate.
Seth MacFarlane brings his "Ted" & "Family Guy" sensibilities to the tale of Albert, the most cowardly sheep farmer in Arizona.
After his girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) dumps him, Albert leans on his best friend Edward (the great Giovanni Ribisi) and his girlfriend Ruth (Sarah Silverman) for comfort.
Edward and Ruth call themselves a very traditional Christian couple and are saving themselves for marriage. Quite a conflict since Ruth is the most popular hooker at the local saloon.
Albert soon meets Anna, a beautiful stranger in town (Charlize Theron, showing great comic chops) and begins to fall in love with her. Of course, the cowardly Albert has no idea she is the wife of the meanest, most notorious villain in the territory, Clinch (Liam Neeson).
Add Neil Patrick Harris (oh no you di..int!) as Louise's new boyfriend and you have a great cast going all out with a fun script and plenty of hilarious visual gags.
MacFarlane also has the incredible smarts to add a fantastic western movie score by Joel McNeely and stunning photography of the Monument Valley settings by Michael Barrett to give the film an expensive, traditional western feel.
But be warned, this is far from traditional, with no holds barred adult humor that is far from family friendly.
MacFarlane casting himself as Albert is probably the best and worst move he makes. It takes him a long time to find the balance between his modern sensibilities and language and the settings, but once he settles in for the last half of the movie, he brings a lot of heart to the silly story.
The movie gets a lot of laughs throughout depicting just how dangerous Arizona and the old west was and the body count is hilarious and staggering. Their take on the classic barroom brawl is violently hilarious.
Look for plenty of cameos, including one very fast and clever one from Christopher Lloyd as one of his most famous characters.
A Million Ways to Die in The West is rude, crude, nasty and fun. if you aren't easily offended, saddle up! Seth and cast get a sunburned, bullet riddled B.