So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

May and Stuart Mackenzie, celebrating 25 years that "could have been worse."

May and Stuart Mackenzie, celebrating 25 years that “could have been worse.”

Do you like Canadians who make funny faces, are good at Scottish accents, and aren’t named Jim Carrey? Me too. It follows, then, that I like So I Married an Axe Murderer. Maybe it’s not the best Mike Myers movie; I believe that slot is reserved for Wayne’s World, but second-best isn’t so bad. Promise.

Charlie Mackenzie (Myers) is quite a charming fellow. I don’t know if he has a day job, but at night he performs beat poetry about the women he dumps due to commitmentphobia. His Scottish-as-hell parents May and Stuart (also Myers) and his best friend Tony (Anthony Lapaglia) all wish Charlie would get over it and settle down. And sure enough, when Charlie meets Harriet (Nancy Travis) he vows not to let any strange things (such as her nightly shouting of “RALPH” in her sleep) get in the way of their

xo Phil Hartman xo

xo Phil Hartman xo

happiness together. But, when Charlie begins to suspect Harriet is a murderer, things fall apart like they always do. Is she the killer? Can he get her back? Hmm.

Maybe it’s just because I’ve watched this movie a hundred times since I was 13, but I think it’s hilarious. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing groundbreaking here, it’s just goofy fun. The cast is great, too: Phil Hartman, Charles Grodin, Alan Arkin, and Steven Wright all play small parts, and Amanda Plummer adds her weird magic, too. If you don’t like funny things, don’t bother. But if you do, watch this if you haven’t already!


1 Response to “So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)”

  1. 1 ladyfaceladyface
    April 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    “Head! Move!”

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