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So I Married an Axe Murderer

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

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

Movie PG-13 1993 93 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Really funny.

It was a really good, funny movie with good acting. So I Married An Axe Murderer follows a man (Mike Myers) who doesn't have a girlfriend but has had several and he has broken up with all of them. He then meets a woman who he falls in love with. Later he reads a news paper saying there is a woman going around the country marrying men, killing them, and then changing her identity then he starts to get suspicious This movie isn't very intense for violence a guard at a prison described a terrible, murder a woman wields an axe and throws in but no on screen killings. Two people had sex off screen once and there's a shot of a mans but. Language includes two f--ks, s--t. So I Married an axe murderer is a funny movie with great music. It's is best for kids 8+.
age 11+

Its as bad as Waynes World

A woman says that they had s** and everything else will go over the kids heads I rate it a 93%

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

It's fun seeing the young, talented Mike Myers in two roles: the nebbish hero and his comically abusive, cantankerous dad. Kudos also are deserved for some very clever scenes and comic performances with Anthony LaPaglia and Alan Arkin as prototypical cops and Amanda Plummer as Harriet's devoted sister. Ditto cameo appearances from Phil Hartman, as a deadpan prison guard named "Vicky," Charles Grodin, and comedian Steven Wright. So, though much of the comedy works, it's too bad the film's creators were responsible for coming up with a plot that has no semblance of logic or originality. Director Thomas Schlamme has done his best with the obvious, purposely derivative story. He keeps everything moving, optimizes the bizarro characters, and has some sweet, if offbeat, love scenes between the two leads. The key action sequence is a fierce, slapstick battle between hapless innocent and unhinged killer. This film is intended for audiences who like parody, '90s humor, and ax murderers with a demented sense of purpose.

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