So I Married an Axe Murderer

So I Married an Axe Murderer

Thomas Schlamme (1993)

89min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This hit-and-miss comedy was Mike Myers's first stab at flying solo from his Wayne's World partner Dana Carvey. He plays an aspiring poet who always manages to talk himself out of long-term relationships with women. All that seems to change when he falls madly in love with Nancy Travis, until evidence starts mounting that she may be a black widow who has left a trail of dead husbands in her wake. There are some nicely black comic moments, but Myers tries too hard and mugs shamelessly to the camera. The best performances come from supporting players Amanda Plummer, Brenda Fricker and, most notably, Anthony LaPaglia as his best friend. Ultimately, though, it fails to live up to the promise of the title.

Summary

A poet has a history of ruining relationships owing to his paranoia, but when he meets the woman of his dreams, he resolves to make this romance last. However, as their wedding day approaches, he becomes convinced she is a notorious serial killer the police are hunting for. Comedy, starring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis.

Cast & Crew

Charlie Mackenzie / Stuart Mackenzie Mike Myers
Harriet Michaels Nancy Travis
Tony Giardino Anthony LaPaglia
Rose Michaels Amanda Plummer
May Mackenzie Brenda Fricker
Heed Matt Doherty
Comandeered car driver Charles Grodin
Park ranger "Vickie" Phil Hartman
Tony's girlfriend "Susan" Debi Mazar
Pilot Steven Wright
Director Thomas Schlamme
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)Guidance: Contains violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy