Bawdy, naughty-mouthed cowboy-movie parody goes places Mel Brooks and the Farrelly brothers never dared. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll split yer britches laughing, but there a few guffaws, especially when baby-faced Seth MacFarlane – in the role of a chicken-hearted sheep rancher named Albert – goes into his routine. The antics of Sarah Silverman (as a saloon hooker), Neil Patrick Harris (a mustachioed fop), and Giovanni Ribisi (the town’s other wimp) are also reliably funny. Filling out the straight roles are Charlize Theron as a glamorous sharp-shooting outlaw, Liam Neeson as the villain, and Amanda Seyfried as Albert’s unfaithful girlfriend. Would you believe Gilbert Gottfried in cameo as Abraham Lincoln? Produced and directed by MacFarlane, from a screenplay he wrote with his Ted collaborators Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild (116 min.).
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Producer: Scott Stuber, Seth MacFarlane, Jason Clark, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild
Cast: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman, Christopher Hagen, Wes Studi, Matt Clark, Evan Jones, Aaron McPherson, Rex Linn, Brett Rickaby, Alex Borstein, Ralph Garman, John Aylward, Jay Patterson, Amick Byram, Dennis Haskins, Christopher Lloyd, Gilbert Gottfried and Ewan McGregor
A Million Ways to Die in the West