So I Married an Axe Murderer

So I Married an Axe Murderer

Thomas Schlamme (1993)

15 Certificate


Our Score
In this hit-and-miss comedy, Mike Myers 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 butcher 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.


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
May Mackenzie Brenda Fricker
Rose Michaels Amanda Plummer
Heed Matt Doherty
John `Vicky' Johnson Phil Hartman
Susan Debi Mazar
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