So I Married an Axe Murderer

So I Married an Axe Murderer
So I Married an Axe Murderer
  • PG-13
  • 1h 33m
  • 1993
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Comedy sensation Mike Myers stars with Nancy Travis in this hatchet-driven romantic comedy about a wedlock-shy coffee house poet who finally meets the perfect woman. When it comes to love, Charlie Mackenzie (Myers) has had his share of bad luck: Sherrie was a klepto-Charlie still can't find his cat. Jill was unemployed-but Charlie knew she really worked for the Mafia. Pam smelled like soup-beef vegetable soup. Good thing for Charlie these shortcomings became apparent, if only to him. Good thing for Charlie he discovered the truth before things went too far-before he stumbled into MARRIAGE! Because to Charlie the "M" word is just one step away from the fate foretold in that chilling phrase: "Till death do us part." When Charlie meets Harriet Michaels (Travis) everything changes. Harriet's not like the others. She's smart, sexy, and crazy about Charlie. This time Charlie is determined to overcome the fears that sabotaged his past relationships. This time, he's ready for some commitment. Sure, Harriet may have her shortcomings-but so what? After all those other women, what's the worst she could be? An axe murderer?
© 1993 TriStar Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: So I Married an Axe Murderer is a unique rom-com with moments of heart and hilarity -- even if they're all too scattered to cohere into a consistent whole.
Leonard Klady

A tres hip slice of life about the dilemma of marital commitment with just a pinch of Hitchcock pr...

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones

Myers pumps out a river of inventive shtick, but it doesn't cohere or connect; he seems less a cha...

June 21, 2017
Time Out

Like an exploding haggis, funny but extremely messy.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin

The look of So I Married an Axe Murderer is crisply professional, and John Graysmark's production...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Quirky '90s comedy with mock horror action, sexuality.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that So I Married an Axe Murderer is an early Mike Myers film that intends to capitalize and expand on the humor the comedian developed while a member of the Saturday Night Live cast. Most of the laughs come from solid comic performances (including Myers in dual father and son roles), hip 1993 jokes and parodies, and a climactic farcical battle scene with thrills, spills, and some unhinged ax-whacking. The love story is played for fun as well as romance and has partial nudity (Myers naked from behind, lovers in a bathtub, a woman surprised in the shower); both pre- and post-sex kissing and cuddling; and one scene with a woman reacting to an unseen partner's antics under the covers. Obscenities and insults ("s--t," "piss off," "hell," "f--k," "bitch," "Jesus Christ," "pimp," "pickle up your ass") are often uttered with fervor by a perennially angry, middle-aged Scottish man. Characters drink in social settings and at home, sometimes to excess. Smoking is frequent; in one instance characters might be using marijuana. Generally, the topical humor and situations are intended for teens and adults. Specifically, the final action sequence would be disturbing for kids who don't clearly understand the difference between real and pretend violence.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:July 30, 1993
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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