Director: Seth MacFarlane
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, Neil Patrick Harris
The year's worst movie scene so far? Neil Patrick Harris taking diarrhea shits into a couple of guys' hats in A Million Ways to Die in the West.
And, no, it's not an Adam Sandler movie, though most of the jokes in director/co-writer Seth MacFarlane's hugely disappointing follow-up to Ted wouldn't be out of place in Grown Ups 3. Usually a master of oddball wit and clever subversion, Family Guy mastermind MacFarlane dumbed himself down to fart-humor idiocy in this painfully unfunny western, about a sheep-herding simpleton (MacFarlane himself, unfortunately) who learns how to man up thanks to a gorgeous bad-girl-gone-good played by Charlize Theron, who's obvious joy at comedically playing against type is the film's sole redeeming factor.
Otherwise, A Million Ways to Die in the West is a lazy and unfocused mishmash of sexual innuendo and flatulence that's not even on The Cleveland Show's level. —Matt Barone