Seth MacFarland ("Ted") wrote, directed and starred in this VERY R-rated Western that sends up the genre, even though everyone plays it straight! From the first note of the classic Western score by Joel McNeely and the first breathtaking shot of Monument Valley, Utah by cinematographer Michael Barrett, I knew we were in for a gallop! Be prepared for a lewd, racist, raunchy, sexist, gross, clichéd, disgusting, scatological, 116 laugh-out-loud minutes. I can't begin to tell you all of the surprise guests; you wouldn't believe me anyway.
If you've seen "Ted" there are very few surprises. This movie is violent (someone is crushed to death), profane (it's Seth McFarland!), has gunfights (it's a Western), but not one bit of blowie uppie stuff. It veers wildly amid contemporary topical humor, in-crowd jokes and parodies of "real" westerns, ...all done with a tip of the Stetson, an unorthodox showdown, and a straight face.
This is the cast:
There are times when people are not in the mood for a socially redeeming film, but instead want a knock-down, drag-out comedy. That was our audience tonight; we had a great time. I'll own the DVD because I know I missed some great one-liners.