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A Million Ways To Die In The West Movie Review Summary

Actors: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried

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A weakling of a guy tries to win his ex back by befriending the wife of a tough outlaw in the Wild Wild West. Albert is a sheep farmer and is the unmanliest man ever. He is constantly afraid of dying since he has a theory that anything and everything can kill him in the Wild West. Sure enough, the oddest and most peculiar freak deaths happen all around him, furthering his belief. When his girlfriend breaks up with him, he ends up meeting Anna, a new girl in town who happens to be the wife of a famous bandit Clinch. Anna doesn't tell Albert she's married, and sick of Clinch's lawless ways, Anna is determined to one day be free of her husband. She befriends Albert vowing to help him win his ex back by making her jealous. By this time, Albert's ex has found a new boyfriend Foy, who constantly insults Albert and belittles him. He challenges Albert to a duel the next day.

As Albert and Anna spend more time together, she grows fond of him. She also helps him man up a bit and teaches him to shoot a gun. They go to a dance, where they encounter Foy again, and Foy breaks out into full song and dance, mocking Albert's inability to grow a decent mustache. The two get close as the evening progresses, and Anna's outlaw brother grows suspicious of their relationship, and reports back to Clinch.

Clinch confronts Albert about Anna, and it is just then that Albert finds out about Anna's secret. Clinch chases Albert, but he is knocked unconscious and ends up being cared for by an Indian tribe and they get high. After an insane vision, Albert clears his head and returns to town to find Clinch holding Anna hostage. They get into a duel and Albert shoots at Clinch early using a bullet laced with poison which he got from the Indians. Clinch falls, and Albert's ex witnessing everything, runs back to Albert, who turns her down. Albert realizes his love for Anna and they end up together. Using the reward for Clinch's downfall, the two grow Albert's sheep business and live happily ever after.
Best part of story, including ending: I like the modern comedy and dialogue set in the Old West.

Best scene in story: The outrageous song and dance number by Neil Patrick Harris, with choreographed moves about the benefits of mustaches.

Opinion about the main character: I like Albert's grounded personality who along with Anna seemed like the only real people in this fictitious and crazy town of characters.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar





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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Comedy or Parody about    -   westerns How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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