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Overall Rating
4.36

Awesome61.9%
Worth A Look: 21.43%
Average: 9.52%
Pretty Bad: 4.76%
Total Crap: 2.38%

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So I Married an Axe Murderer
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by Ryan Arthur

"Now go and kiss your mother or I'll kick your TEETH in!"
5 stars

An overlooked comedy that deserves a second look.

Is it ax or is it axe? I guess it doesn't really matter.

Mike Myers plays Charlie, a sort of beat poet and a guy who's had bad luck with women. He just can't commit and finds excuses to get away from them. As he tells his friend Tony (Anthony LaPaglia), one was a theif. And another? "She smelled like soup." But then Charlie meets Harriet a butcher at "Meats Of The World." Harriet likes Charlie and they fall in love. She's got a weird sister (played by Amanda Plummer), but Charlie's okay with that.

Until he starts hearing more and more about Mrs. X, a mysterious killer who offs husbands with an axe (ax?). It seems that Harriet has a shady past and fits the profile of Mrs. X. Charlie's mom (Brenda Fricker) seems a little more certain, since she's read about the whole thing in the latest "Weekly World News" (which she refers to as "the paper," as if it were fact). Charlie's father, Stuart (Myers, doing double duty) is too busy singing Rod Stewart songs and making fun of Charlie's little brother to notice.

Is Harriet Mrs. X? Well, Amanda Plummer's in this, and she does crazy better than anyone else I've ever seen, so you figure it out. There's never really any doubt.

The comedy is occasionally hit and miss (mosty hit), with Myers as Stuart being the funniest scenes. Charlie's poetry is equally as funny.

Finally, this movie has more cameos than a movie with Muppets in it. Alan Arkin, Steven Wright, Michael Richards AND Phil Hartman. Woohoo. Cameos rule.

If you didn't see it, or saw it and didn't like it, give it a chance.

I'm not kidding, that boy's head is like Sputnik; spherical but quite pointy at parts! Aye, now that was offsides, now wasn't it? He'll be crying himself to sleep tonight, on his huge pillow!

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originally posted: 01/26/99 08:27:18
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User Comments

12/20/14 Dana My favorite movie of all time-not ashamed to admit it. Been quoting it regularly since it c 5 stars
3/02/10 PAUL SHORTT OCCASIONALLY AMUSING, LIGHT-HEARTED BLACK COMEDY 2 stars
2/25/10 Josie Cotton is a goddess Goofy fun 4 stars
5/13/07 William Goss Kinda overlooked, sorta underrated, but certainly amusing enough and worth a watch. 4 stars
1/11/07 David Pollastrini not great, not terrible 3 stars
8/31/05 cynthia Losleben Love it Love it one of the best ever 5 stars
8/17/05 ES couple of funny parts, not Mike's best 3 stars
6/01/05 Indrid Cold An underrated gem; several funny, heartwarming scenes. 4 stars
1/16/05 Jeff Anderson Surprisingly enjoyable and very funny. M. Myers' STUART MACKENZIE IS A COMPLETE SCREAM!!!!! 5 stars
9/18/03 Samuel Justus Mike played 2 parts which was hard back then now he'd doin 3 and 4 a movie!!! 5 stars
8/09/03 Double G actually good 4 stars
6/22/03 cochese His head looks like an orange on a toothpick! (or something like that.) 4 stars
1/01/03 Jack Sommersby The uproarious elderly Myers overshadows the dismal younger one. 3 stars
9/08/02 AshFan I was naked just then... very nude... 5 stars
5/16/02 The Velcro Warlock Tedious comedy routines detract, otherwise stylishly creppy to funny. 4 stars
8/07/01 Mr. Hat This is a very funny, very uplifting movie. See it if you haven't. 4 stars
6/01/01 BrainPan Turn off the Bay City Rollers! 5 stars
2/21/01 Jake By far his best. 5 stars
9/15/00 Elvisfan At its best when Myers was his Scottish father; that was brilliant 4 stars
5/04/00 Sarah Holmes TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! The best yet!!! 5 stars
7/05/99 Ben Leostein Rating: ** (out of ****) Category: "Average" 3 stars
3/07/99 CYaniDERuSH hey jym, only a fuckin nimrod couldn't understand the plot. great flick 5 stars
1/14/99 Steve Kelley A comedy masterpiece, and I'm a tough critic. 5 stars
10/13/98 jym this movie just blows---movies usually have plots--hmmm none here 1 stars
9/17/98 cheryl_ann good flick. myers is hilarious as the character's father. 4 stars
9/16/98 Chuck-D Probably the most underrated Myers film. Really funny, plus has good cameos 5 stars
9/15/98 Chip Taylor Two words: Fucking Hilarious. 5 stars
9/01/98 Mister Whoopee This film didn't work for me at all. Not a Myers fan. 2 stars
9/01/98 roxy you stole my heart and my cat. 5 stars
9/01/98 f*r*o*s*t*y hahahaha. You get to see Mike Myers' ass. A billion thumbs up. 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  19-Mar-1993 (PG-13)

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Australia
  02-Jun-1993




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