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So I Married An Axe Murderer 1993 ***

 

Mike Meyers could probably have made almost anything he wanted between Wayne’s World and Auston Powers; it’s delightful that he chose to make a film as off-beat, quirky and original as So I Married An Axe Murderer. Set against a sunny San Francisco vibe, Meyers plays Charlie Mackenzie, a poet who falls in love with Harriet (Nancy Travis), only to find out she has hidden and potentially deadly depths. Robbie Fox’s script appears to have been adapted to suit Meyer’s comic abilities, showcase beautifully in the hilarious beat-poetry scenes and in the evocation of Charlie’s Scottish family, red-haired, football loving abrasive characters who take the comedy beyond stereotypes to surreal levels. Great support from Alan Arkin and Anthony LaPaglia help make this a minor comic gem.

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