So I Married an Axe Murderer
Charlie (Mike Myers), an avant-garde poet, proposes to a sweet-natured meat butcher named Harriet (Nancy Travis). But his best friend (Anthony LaPaglia) keeps pointing out the shocking similarities between the bride-to-be and an infamous murderer-at-large. What do you do when you suspect that the woman you plan to marry is a killer -- and that you could be her next victim? Myers also stars as Charlie's scene-stealing Scottish father, Stuart.
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- Thomas Schlamme
- DVD and Blu-ray
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Korean, Thai, Chinese SimplifiedClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Widescreen and fullscreen, with Stereo sound in English, and Spanish and Portuguese soundtracks as well. The subtitles are exhaustive -- English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai. There's also the original trailer, which is quite funny -- and contains at least two very specific gags Myers would later go on to exploit to great effect in his Austin Powers films.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Chinese Simplified, English, French, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral), ThaiClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
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.
- Sexual Content
- Except for some passionate kisses, the sexual behavior arises from comic situations. An older woman is sexually aggressive with a young man, kissing him, grabbing his butt. Partial (no frontal) nudity: A man opens a shower door revealing a naked woman; a couple bathes together; pre-sex and post-sex cuddling with some exaggerated sexual noises; a man drops his pants; a towel falls, revealing a nude man shown from the rear.
- Butchers gleefully chop, cut, and hack at meat. Extended comic climax has ax-wielding maniac chasing and whacking at hero: Characters dangle from roof; many near-hits with ax; scary angles, pounding music. Several groin kicks. A tale is recounted in which a butcher's eyes are cut out.
- Occasional obscenities and name-calling: "s--t," "piss," "Jesus Christ," "hell," "bitch," "f--k" twice, "pimp," "horny," "pickle up his ass," "dirt bag." A joke refers to a woman's breast size.
- Social Behavior
- Even harebrained, paranoid people can find happiness.
- Weekly World News, McEwan's Export ale, Juice Tiger, Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Quaker Oats, Fog City Diner (San Francisco).
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Social drinking and some drunkenness. Characters smoke.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it