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item number: XRI 25734D
- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 17, 2008
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English, French - Optional
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Brenda Fricker, Nancy Travis, Amanda Plummer, Anthony LaPaglia, Phil Hartman, Debi Mazar & Steven Wright|
|Directed by||Thomas Schlamme|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"My name is John Johnson, but everyone here calls me Vicki."
- Alcatraz Park Ranger (Phil Hartman)
"They make me horny/Saturday morny/Girls of cartoon/Led me to ruin."
- Charlie Mackenzie (Mike Myers) reciting one of his poems, which confronts the influence that Betty Rubble and Josie and the Pussycats have had on his life.
"Kiss your mother, or I'll tear your lungs out."
- Stuart Mackenzie (Mike Myers)
"Head! Move that melon of yours and take your mother the paper if you can, hauling that gargantuan cranium about!"
- Stuart Mackenzie (Myers)
Rating: 4/5 -- Everyone quotes the Scottish-accented misanthropy. But at its heart, "Axe" is a sweet, funny romance between people trapped in patterns and freed by a positive paradigm shift. It's also the reason we never see Mike Myers' true face in films anymore. Full Review
The Film Yap
Myers pumps out a river of inventive shtick, but it doesn't cohere or connect; he seems less a character than a comedian doing couch time on a late-night talk show. Full Review
Rating: 2/4 -- The relationship between Travis and Myers is boring; too bad the whole film wasn't about the Scottish family. They deserve their own picture. Full Review
Rating: B -- Funny spoof on serial killers. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
...It's a delightful and unexpected surprise....The comedy is a hip slice of life about the dilemma of martial commitment with just a pinch of Hitchcock providing the cutting edge...
Rating: 3/5 -- The look of So I Married an Axe Murderer is crisply professional, and John Graysmark's production design provides an element of visual surprise.
New York Times
Rating: 3/5 -- Quirky '90s comedy with mock horror action, sexuality. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Charlie Mackenzie (Mike Myers) is a love-shy "poet" living in San Francisco, who frequents neighborhood coffee houses reciting his tortured odes to unrequited love. Burned by a string of failed relationships, Mackenzie's fear of commitment has intensified into outrageous extremes of paranoia. When he finds himself falling for the sweet-faced butcher (Nancy Travis) at his local meat shop, he sees it as a final chance for love to overcome his painful cynicism. Feeling he has squelched his nagging fears, Mackenzie marries the woman. But his anxiety quickly manifests itself in the conviction that his betrothed is actually an infamous axe murderer whose antics are described in juicy detail in each week's issue of the Weekly World News. Myers also plays his own father, Stuart Mackenzie, a football-loving, Rod Stewart-singing Scotsman who repeatedly refers to Charlie's over-cranial younger brother William as "Head."
- Shot in Technicolor and Panavision.
- Producer Robert N. Fried and writer Robbie Fox originally conceived the idea for the film in 1987, while meeting to discuss possible stories for future movie projects. Fried said of the discussions, "We were talking about problems we'd experienced with women and concurred that most women appeared to be out to destroy us!"
- Star Mike Myers and writer Neil Mullarkey reportedly rewrote much of Fox's script on the set during the shooting of the film. Despite these major revisions, the Writer's Guild awarded solo screenwriting credit to Robbie Fox. Myers acknowledges telephoning Fox after the Guild's ruling to ask, "Do you think this is fair'"
- Alan Arkin's cameo is uncredited.
- Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.