So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
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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
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A tres hip slice of life about the dilemma of marital commitment with just a pinch of Hitchcock providing the cutting edge.
Myers pumps out a river of inventive shtick, but it doesn't cohere or connect; he seems less a character than a comedian doing couch time on a late-night talk show.
The look of So I Married an Axe Murderer is crisply professional, and John Graysmark's production design provides an element of visual surprise.
Juggling mirth, romance and murder requires a deft touch -- think of Hitchcock's Trouble With Harry. Axe is a blunt instrument.
It doesn't help matters much that director Thomas Schlamme pays homage to great marital murder mysteries of the past, mostly because the attempts to borrow from the classics are so halfhearted.
Although Myers is a brilliant comic, any potential he has as a romantic lead remains unfulfilled.
Arkin and the late Hartman also provide memorable moments, while the film as a whole is good-natured enough to make up for its inconsistency.
Not great, but is very watchable romance comedy.
mike myers' only tolerable picture
Audience Reviews for So I Married an Axe Murderer
- Stuart Mackenzie: It looks like Sputnik! Spherical, yet pointy at parts.
- Charlie Mackenzie: She was a thief, you gotta belief, she stole my hearty and my cat.
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