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Charming Romantic Comedy,
By A Customer
This review is from: So I Married An Axe Murderer [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Mike Myers is a San Franciscan poet who falls in love with a sexy butcher called Harriet (Nancy Travis). But when he suspects she is in fact infamous Mrs X - a serial killer who has killed three former husbands in a bloody trail across America - he decides to think again. But by then, it is too late...
This film is a real gem - a gentle romantic comedy flavoured with Myers' unique brand of quirky comedy. The performances by the whole cast are perfect (Myers playing a double role very successfully), and the many comedic details are painstakingly brought to life. The preposterous plot is gleefully played out to its obvious conclusion at a desolate honeymoon hotel, complete with various parodies of Hitchcock and 'The Shining'.
The film's got an excellent soundtrack too, and the winning performances of Myers and Travis bring to mind the similar awkward pairings of 'Fever Pitch' or 'Notting Hill'. Charming stuff.