So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Romance

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A San Francisco poet who fears commitment suspects his girlfriend may have a knack for killing off her significant others.

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  • Mike Myers and Brenda Fricker in So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
  • Mike Myers and Nancy Travis in So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
  • Nancy Travis in So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
  • Mike Myers and Nancy Travis in So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
  • So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
  • Mike Myers in So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

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Thomas Schlamme


Robbie Fox

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28 May 2006 | byte_me-1
| Better Every Time I Watch
This movie is an unexpected delight. It has the love story aspect most women like, the mystery component that should please the watchers of thrillers and some action sequences that males are sure to enjoy. There was even a nudity scene so this has something for everybody.

Mike Myers is at his talented best playing both Charlie and his father. In fact, it's his father's role that steals the show in both the Harriet meets Parents scene with his comments about his younger brother's "Heed" and also at the wedding with his shouting out "Lets get P*seed" at the end of the ceremony.

Nancy Travis does a great job of looking slightly suspicious throughout the movie. I especially like her appearance in the scene where Charlie drives past whilst she is rolling out the awning wearing Dutch national costume.

Anthony LaPaglia's portrayal of the frustrated undercover policeman is a real hoot. You can't help but love the part where his Captain comes into his office, kicks his feet off the desk and gets stuck into him for nosing into a case belonging to Homicide, particularly, since when he comes back into the office and tells him how much he loved that outburst.

The other winner is Brenda Fricker who portray's Charlie's mother with the hots for his friend (LaPaglia). I loved the way she explained the story of Mrs X from her favorite paper "News of the World" totally ignoring Charlie's depiction of it as a sensationalist rag.

Although there were some dead parts in the movie, they were easy to ignore and more than made up for with the pace of the script. This is a movie you can watch repeatedly, especially when you've seen everything else in your DVD library, it's fun, not meant to be taken serious, the hero gets the girl (somewhat) and nobody get's hurt except the drunken bagpiper at the wedding reception.

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There were stories in the press that Mike Myers' over-inflated ego forced extensive re-shoots on the film and that he tried to deny Robbie Fox credit for writing the film, sometimes locking himself in his trailer and refusing to work. On the set, director Thomas Schlamme said that he had his differences with Myers over how the film should be shaped. He said that Myers was "taking a stretch beyond his usual self and was playing outside himself. Personality clashes were bound to happen. We struggled". However, the director denied that Myers was a control freak and praised the "total commitment to his work. (But) yes, it was difficult". In addition, several major newspapers and magazines claimed that the film went over budget, with in-fighting among the principal actors and lengthy release delays, and that it was unfunny.


Charlie Mackenzie: Excuse me, miss? There seems to be a mistake. I believe I ordered the *large* cappuccino. *Hello!* Look at the size of this thing.
Tony Giardino: It's practically a bowl.
Charlie Mackenzie: It's like Campbell's Cup-O'-ccino!
Charlie Mackenzie: Oh, My sides. Please. Aidez-moi.


When May opens the Weekly World News in close-up, she turns only the first page. It then cuts to a longer shot and about three more pages are turned.

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema release, rated "12", was cut by 57 seconds, and removed the entire scene of Phil Hartman's guard telling his lengthy and graphic anecdote. All other releases are uncut and rated "15".


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