A Million Ways to Die in the West

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Seth MacFarlane
Production: Universal Pictures
  6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Metacritic:
44
Rotten Tomatoes:
33%
R
Year:
2014
116 min
$37,331,031
Website
985 Views

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.

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 some men were just

big, giant pussies.

(PANTING)

Well, well.

Surprised you showed up, Stark.

Yeah, well, you said you

would kill my family

and burn my house down

if I didn't, so...

Draw.

(ALBERT STUTTERING)

Is there anything at

all that I can say

to get you to call this off?

You yellow, Stark?

Oh, okay, well, that's a little

racist to our hardworking friends

over here from the Far

East, right, guys?

Draw, you son of a bitch!

Look, I just feel like if we

can talk this out, you know,

we can find a calm,

rational solution

and maybe we even laugh

about it one day.

I ain't in the mood

to laugh, Stark!

Look, there's always

humor in any...

Oh, hey, look. This will make

you laugh. Look at our shadows.

It looks like our shadows are

about to kiss each other.

Look at that.

Oh, wait, watch this. Oh,

my God, Charlie. Oh, my God.

Thank you! This is

so generous of you.

(CHUCKLING) Oh, wow! This is...

- What a terrific guy you are.

- (SNICKERING)

We barely know each other, but, hey,

when it's right, it's right, huh?

I'll give you a little tap on the

hat when I'm good to go, okay?

Look, we're laughing, right?

We're laughing now.

What were we even fighting about?

I can't remember. Can you?

(CROWD GASPS)

Your goddamn sheep grazed

up half my ranch, Stark.

That grass ain't never

gonna grow back!

All right, look. How about this?

I'll pay you the money

you lost, okay?

Just give me two days to sell off

a few of my sheep and

I'll get you the money.

All right. Just two days.

If I don't have that cash,

I'm coming after ya.

Okay, great. Thank you so

much for your patience.

I really appreciate it.

And what a relief for

all these people

who came out here

hoping that we would

find an amicable

solution to this, huh?

Aw, somebody shoot some f*cker!

I took a half-day

off work for this!

Okay, I just want to point out

that guy's an English

teacher at our school.

(GROANS)

(ALL GASP)

Just a little taste.

(CROWD MURMURING)

ALBERT:
I mean, that should

have been the end of it, right?

I mean, I tell him

I'll pay him off,

we go our separate

ways, and that's it.

But, no, he shoots me

in the f*cking leg.

I mean, it's just a graze,

but come on, look at that.

(EXHALES DEEPLY)

What?

You should have fought him.

I should have fought him?

You're serious.

Louise! My God! The guy is one

of the best shots around.

- I look like I have Parkinson's

next to him. - What is that?

It's just another way God

mysteriously shows that He loves us.

But, look, it would have been

suicide to fight that guy.

Albert, I'm breaking up with you.

What?

Yeah. I'm sorry.

I got shot today.

I know.

Wait, wait, wait. Hang on a sec.

Louise, where is this coming from?

Is this because of the gunfight?

No, I've actually been feeling

this way for a while.

You're a great guy. I just...

I realized that

I want something else.

Something else? Louise, it's

been a year and a half!

Look, I know I'm just a sheep

farmer, but I'm saving money...

Yeah, but you're not even a

good sheep farmer, Albert.

Your sheep are everywhere.

The one thing a sheep

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