McFarlane stars as Albert, a sheep herder who's bad at his job and has recently lost the woman he loves because he wasn't tough enough. He can't handle a gun, he's very bad at physical combat and confrontation, and is basically living a down-on-his-luck kind of life. When he rescues Anna from a brawl, they form a friendship and she ends up helping him try to win his girlfriend back. Like these kinds of stories, they end up falling in love, but Anna was married to Clinch, a leader of a group of bandits.
Some parts were funny, some parts were awkward, and some parts were just unfunny. However, in the general sense, the movie felt a little bit off. Sure, it's mostly the kind of humor that McFarlane is known for, but his material was a bit over the place, so he can't really get that punch in. Since it's McFarlane, I think it's safe to assume that it would be hilarious or entertaining - but it wasn't. It really fell short on what it was trying to sell. The movie was really over the place. It could have done without certain scenes, or certain diversions, but it didn't. It very much overstays its welcome. The bad part about all of that was, the movie has a potential to be actually good. Like really good, funny good. The concept was there, but it was the execution and the writing that could have been the problem.
Not only did his co-stars manage to outshine him, McFarlane's character was unlikable himself. While everyone keeps on mentioning how nice he was, it was a bit hard to believe it, especially with his performance. He came off as cocky and proud, not to mention helpless and unconvincing. He has a couple of scenes when he tries to talk himself out of the gun draw, but he's really not doing a good job of being convincing. His antics doesn't go off as funny, but rather he stands as a really proud character...which isn't good because I think he's supposed to come off as humble and modest.
I found the movie a bit tedious to finish. It dragged a bit longer than it's supposed to, there were some jokes that were inappropriate in every sense of the word. I did like the cameos though, those were unexpected. The set was fantastic and the movie was shot really well. I have to admit that McFarlane did a better job at directing rather than acting. He's currently working on Ted 2, and based on what I've seen, I don't really have high hopes that I'll enjoy it, but I like comedies so I'm still probably going to give it a go.
Final Word: Not impressed.
Cast: Seth McFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson
Director: Seth McFarlane