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  • #5590150
  • Manufacturer: Sony Pictures
  • UPC #043396257337
  • Model #25733



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      Comic actor and former Saturday Night Live stock player Mike Myers attempted to transform himself from the goofy title character in Wayne's World (1992) (and its sequel) into a romantic leading man with this box office disappointment. Myers stars as Charlie Mackenzie, a San Francisco poet who meets the girl of his dreams, Harriet Michaels (Nancy Travis) when he stops to pick up some haggis for his parents at Meats of the World, a butcher shop where Harriet works. Although he's been neurotically commitment-phobic in the past (dumping one girlfriend because she "smelled like soup"), Charlie thinks Harriet could be the one. That is, until his mother May (Brenda Fricker) and cop best friend Tony (Anthony LaPaglia) begin to suspect that Harriet could be an axe-wielding serial killer who has butchered several husbands. Harriet's wacky sister Rose (Amanda Plummer) and her connection to several of the slayings make Charlie nervous, but he nevertheless pops the question, leading to an eventful honeymoon where all is revealed. Although So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993) earned less than $12 million at the U.S. box office, Myers hit upon the Peter Sellers-inspired formula of playing various supporting characters with this film, portraying Charlie's amusingly paranoid father Stuart. The actor repeated the trick with greater success in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and its sequel. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
    Movie Type
      Comedy, Romance
    Movie Level Themes
      Dangerous Attraction, Unlikely Criminals, Eccentric Families, Serial Killers, Treacherous Spouses
    Movie Level Tones
      Goofy, Humorous, Bright, Easygoing, Upbeat
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        Years before playing multiple characters in the Austin Powers films, Mike Myers played two roles in So I Married an Axe Murderer. While the film's central story line of Myers' Charlie Mackenzie fearing he's involved with a serial killer is neither funny enough nor frightening enough to maintain much interest, every moment involving Charlie's father, Stuart (Myers again), is wonderfully funny. Saturday Night Live had honed Myers' skill at getting laughs with outrageous characters in five minute skits. In Stuart Mackenzie's conspiracy theories, intense Scottishness, occasional cruelty, and karaoke performing Myers wrings numerous unexpected laughs. The character stops the film cold, but because he is easily the most entertaining aspect of the film, and is usually onscreen for no longer than a few minutes at a time, no viewer should object. So I Married an Axe Murderer misses more often than it hits, but there are enough laughs to recommend that anyone give this mini-cult favorite a try. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi


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