We have been subjecting ourselves to THE PENTAVERATE for reasons it is hard to explain so when Johnny Utah responded to our call for suggestions of movies that listeners think are worth revisiting, Mike Myers 1993 follow up to the pop culture smash hit WAYNE'S WORLD seemed like a good fit with our viewing trends. It was a surprise to me though that this week’s movie, SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER, would reference the recent Netflix's series central conceit, proving the Canadian has had the idea in gestation for over 30 years.
Charlie (Myers) is a commitment phobic beat poet who meets butcher and potential serial killer Harriet (Nancy Travis) when purchasing a haggis at "Meats of The World" in San Francisco. Featuring many of the Myers staples which have persisted into his recent output; portraying multiple characters on screen (how long until a Mike Myers film only stars Mike Myers?), schediaphilia, genre or self-aware characters, euphemisms and Scottishness, this is a pretty mediocre movie with a decent idea at its core; the commitment phobic man who finds reasons not to be with women finally taking the plunge with someone only to find out that they are hiding a few secrets.
Sadly, the leads have absolutely no chemistry (and now that I think about it, Myers is sort of weirdly asexual given how much of his stuff is about innuendo and how often it relies on the reproductive parts of the human anatomy), and the jokes veer dangerously into bad comedy club style improv at times. It has an absolutely f****g awful 90's soundtrack featuring "There She Goes" on four occasions during the films run time and unironic use of the Spin Doctors "Two Princes", there are plot holes everywhere, Harriet is a terrible butcher and you know how concerned I am about proper meat preparation, and everyone's hair is appalling.
Given all of this it would seem a no-brainer that we would be advising that you give this one a wide berth but with the Bad Dads ultimate arbitration of taste reduced to a single question of "were you not entertained?" and most of us agreeing that there were enough good cameos, weird or unusual touches or sharp writing that we were to some degree or another, well, make of that what you will. Probably that we have terrible taste or that we're easily pleased simpletons, either are true.
So I Married An Axe Murderer
Dan: So I married an Axe murderer
Dan: who nominated this one.
Reegs: Well, this was suggested to us by Johnny Utah
Dan: Jana, Utah,
Reegs: over Twitter. And he heard us chuntering on about the pen Taver Tavern and said, we should watch this.
Dan: I'd seen this probably.
Reegs: And now I wish I hadn't been watching the Penn Tavern
Dan: many, many years ago, but there's a link to it.
Isn't a talks about it and a little way through, so it's it's Mike Myers a young Mike Myers.
Dan: You forget how, how young and fresh faced people can be. Yeah.
Reegs: when they're younger,
Pete: do look younger than that. When young.
Reegs: he was deaf. When he was younger, he definitely looked younger
Pete: look younger. Is this just so I know, because I'd, I'd heard of this film, but I had never seen this film and Mike Myers, other than maybe the odd cameo or anything has only two people.
He's either Wayne or he's Austin Powers. Yeah.
It's I know this was way before Austin Powers, but where was this
Reegs: This was the year after Wayne's
Pete: Right. Okay. And I imagine he had a tough time doing anything. Not and people like not saying, oh, that's Wayne from Wayne's world, because that was a pretty iconic. Performance and well, he was iconic for being,
Dan: Yeah. It was a huge movie.
Wasn't it? Almost dead kind of type cost him into that role for, for a period. And I think he enjoyed it. He was, you know, for a period of time, he was, he was waiting and he did you'd pop up outside the film as well. I'd see him doing.
TV shows or, or whatever is as Wayne promoting the film or whatever, but yeah, different character now.
Reegs: a big franchise starter, I guess, because Wayne's world and then Wayne's world too. And then obviously Austin Powers and Shrek, he was a big part of as well. So yeah. He did have a big run where he was creating big characters that had a lot of franchises attached to them. So he was doing well, but this was 1993 the year after Wayne's world directed by Thomas Schlamme.
Schlamme. Bam. Thank you. Ma'am
Pete: do we know anything about Thomas Schlamme? Has he famous for anything
Reegs: I even after reading his CV, I was none the wiser to be completely honest with you. So I'm, if you're listening, Thomas do do let us know. This was so I married an ax murderer. We start with zoom over the city and the first time that we hear there, she goes by the laws.
I'm not sure cause there's like four different versions of there. She goes as well. I think in this as well.
Pete: the first one is in the one by the
Reegs: Eventually we zoom down to Jack, to Jack Kerouac street and what's the place called it's.
Dan: Like the beet
Reegs: now. Well, anyway, we're
Dan: a little cool club, jazz, a jazz poetry club there, they're reading poetry.
Reegs: because we get a point of view, shot of a coffee don't we, and it's being made and all that.
And then it gets the coffee cup gets rinsed and then instantly refilled and back out into the restaurant and all that. So
Pete: And as we all know, poetry is a big hit with
Dan: Yeah. So you, you must have enjoyed this cause he's. Does his jazz band
Pete: So because it's fairly early on, there's a poet goes up before him and just like
to chat chat's a load of bullshit or whatever, which is all poetry to me.
But I have to admit if I was ever, if I ever have to be subjected to poetry, this kind of like quirky with a band. Kind of thing. I kind of got into it a little
Reegs: Yeah, of course you did. This is good this bit. Worman whoa, man. Whoa, man. That's good. Yeah.
Pete: I did get into that.
Reegs: Yeah. It's this sort of staccato thing, all attached to the notes in the beat and yeah, but this appears to be what he does.
Dan: Yeah. And he seems to be pretty good at it and he seems to have. A friendship group around theirs. His best friend Aneela Poggio is it?
Reegs: is. Yeah.
Dan: he's dressed in this kind of outlandish suit as well.
Reegs: like huggy
Pete: but he, he he's kind of like sat there and they're having a conversation and then. He then just addresses it. And he's like, what's are you wearing in the middle of his, of his conversation? But the, the theme of his poetry seems to be his, like
Reegs: his favorite
Pete: his his, his failed love life. Love, life, love, love life. Yeah.
Reegs: if somebody has broken up with a, she, he a Sherry, she was a thing. She, she stole his cat. It's what he reckons he keeps, you know, it's a pattern for him. He comes up with these bizarre explanations for Wiley, why he dumps people because it becomes apparent. He's quite commitment, phobic. He he's so young. God, I've got, I've written it about 25 times in my notes here about, fuck me, looks really young drives past meets of the world, butchers
Dan: and, and wants to buy a haggis to go and visit his, his parents.
Cause he's part Scottish.
Pete: Yeah, his parents are Scottish and his parents are him and the pigeon lady from home alone too,
Pete: which I think is brilliant because we're trolling side, even whilst he isn't here. Yeah, but she, I, I immediately Fricker, I remember looking, looking her up once. But yeah,
Reegs: I didn't, until you just said it, I didn't
Pete: know, I, I immediately, and I've watched this with, with Cindy and she said, isn't that the pigeon lady from home alone.
So, which I guess is that the part she's most famous for
Dan: CBeebies and stuff like that
Pete: Oh, maybe.
Dan: she, I think she came
Pete: she's, she's British. She is, I dunno. She's Scottish or no, she's definitely, but she might be Irish, I think. Cause I, I looked her up only to troll side
Dan: at some point
Reegs: they're fiercely proud of their Scottishness.
They've got a Scottish wall of fame. That's got Sean Connery in the center,
Dan: But before that, he's in the shop buying the haggis and he comes across this beautiful haggis girl
Reegs: Yes, yes, Harriet.
Dan: And he just buys his haggis and goes, but he's clearly smitten. Yeah. And as he, he goes back home then, and this scene opens with this ridiculous house that he lives in,
Reegs: Yeah. Yeah. They're listening to the basic he rollers Saturday night now I'm a right old knees up. Aren't they? Yeah, the dad's abusing the son. Ah, yeah,
Pete: It just calls him like,
Dan: he'd gal. The white cause. Yeah. Cause his his best friend what was his name?
Dan: and I'm Tony. So his best friend Tony is.
And he's already there on the couch, drinking beer with dad on a mum. Doing something else she's in the kitchen. I
Pete: making dinner or
Reegs: she's reading a sort of news of the world type thing,
Pete: Oh yeah. Weekly world news.
Reegs: week, well news was there and she's reading a story about the honeymoon murderer, Mrs X, who
Dan: Most circulated paper in the world or something, isn't it.
Pete: So it must be true.
Dan: it must be true. And there is an ax murderer on the front page or in this particular article
And she just points out how bad it is and how it could be anyone and everything like this.
And he liked the rest of his just kind of reads it.
Reegs: out actually it's important because she points out that the first victim was allowed singer.
The second one was a Russian martial arts expert and victim number three was a plumber named Ralph. And that all becomes back into the, into the plot. And meanwhile
Pete: just before we leave the family sort of mail that the haggis was for. Oh right. Yeah. Yeah. Which, which was lost on me. Cause I haven't seen
Reegs: I couldn't believe it.
So I didn't realize the connection, obviously. So this is where Johnny
Dan: thought about this for a long time. Isn't he? Might Myers, so the pen Tarver is this, you know, this mythical Colt of super brainiacs all in the world and he references it here on the, on the couch, as he's
Pete: because this is 30 years ago.
Best part of, yeah.
Reegs: Been brewing a long
Pete: this there's a bizarre, bizarre but at the end of that scene with the family, He him and Tony are leaving and the mum basically just gets off with Tony.
Yeah. Oh yeah. Yeah.
Dan: And she's got, she's got a look in her eyes afterwards as well.
Pete: the thing is, it's like, there's absolutely no point in that,
Dan: And he's just looked and kind of my mind is just looking past that to dad or whatever he is.
He's kind of ignoring it. And it almost agreed. Oh yeah, he is. He's actually lovely. Isn't he,
Reegs: sexy bastard at the police station? Atony is down. He's having doubts about being a cop. It's mostly pencil pushing.
It's not exciting. He's not really had those typical police experience. He's never been in a foot race. He's never commandeered a police vehicle, a helicopter. His captain doesn't give him shit. And the captain is played by Alan Arkin uncredited role from Glen Gary, Glen Ross, obviously, and a few other good means.
Dan: And it was a lovely performance. Actually. I thought he was just cause he's.
Just a really nice guy. I played a really nice copper and, and, and Tony wants him to say, come on. I want to, you know, feel like drag me into office and say, I'm gonna shoot your ass if you don't get off
Pete: He wants all the cliches. Doesn't he, he's obviously seen like cop programs and films and stuff and wants to be like, yeah, drugged.
Like it is in Beverly Hills carpet, all of these things where they get a dressing down from like the Sergeant or
Dan: And we've seen this kind of thing before. So in the next scene he actually plays it. And,
Reegs: later on yeah.
Dan: And later on, he actually plays it and then goes and checks. Oh, how did I
Pete: I forgot about that. I actually forgot about it. And then I'm like, and then I was like, he's giving him a dressing down and then he's like, oh, how was that?
Reegs: He says, he says, did I go too heavy on the ethnic slurs?
Dan: and you go, no, no, I loved it. I loved it. I was just go, go to, but yeah. I we've seen that thing done before, but as you say, it was the timing of it because you did, you forgot about it. It was far enough down. The, the film that it was, it was a joke, you know
Reegs: harissa is still chopping meat back at the meets of the world place. And there's a big queue for her meat. And she would bend in a weird outfit before when we'd seen her, but this time, you know, and this guy orders, a New York strip, a quarter inch thick, and it's really busy in the shop and Charlie's dad used to be a butcher.
So he volunteers to help out and we have a weird.
it's a kind of seduction routine where he's just pounding me.
Dan: It's disgusting. Really?
Pete: They're actually like the actors are really like doing that sort of stuff with the me. And it is it's
Reegs: and it veers into bad improv when he's like pretending a sort of shredded bit of like Me is, is like disfigured hand or whatever.
It's just a bit like the office or something that is
Dan: yeah, it is a weird kind of montage with the thing.
And I think, as you say, he's just keeping in the funny parts there or what appeared to be funny. Yeah.
Reegs: Yeah. On the way back, they, afterwards they have an ice cream, they stroll you know, they have some flirty conversations and as they're strolling back, some Russian sailors say something not very nice to her and she answers the backing kind.
And you think, oh, that guy was Russian. And then when they get back to her place, which is again, one of these enormous suburban apartments, there's a picture of Atlantic city. the wall, which he points out to us, cause he says, ha you know, I've always wanted to play through the big Atlantic city thing, but that's where the first guy died in
Dan: the plot
Reegs: And she's got a collection of martial arts stuff in her
Pete: yeah, cause the She'd been involved with a martial art, a Russian martial arts guy.
And then they, I think they have sexy time. And, but then in the middle of the night she starts she in her sleep, she started screaming out the name Ralph.
So what I picked up, so there was some very subtle.
Yeah. Sort of suggestions that in some way she might be
Reegs: to that story.
Pete: this Mrs. X theory that yeah, but it was very subtly done.
Dan: Yeah. It was. You needed to keep watching and all the way through to, to have picked up on it.
Reegs: When they talk about the martial arts he says that Scotland's got its own martial arts called foot you, and it mostly involves headbutting people and yeah we've had Rao next morning he goes to CCSSO showering and things. So I'll get in with that. And except now she's Amanda Plummer, which is a Harriet sister, bro. And Harriet has gone out and left him a note saying to make himself feel at home or what have you.
Dan: Yeah, it's it's a
Reegs: oh, the fucking spin doctors then played two princes.
One is the most ninety-three VI ever, and they're on a boat and it's not irony. And they go out to Alcatraz and Tony and ha ch no, Tony and Charlie are talking and it's Phil Hart. There's like this guest appearance from the Simpsons Phil Hartman, of course,
Dan: Oh, it didn't recognize him
Reegs: as the prison guards. Yeah. And he says to Colin, Vicky.
But it's weird because obviously this movie is called, so I married an ax murderer and Phil Hartman was killed by his wife with a shotgun or whatever. So, so he married going
Pete: gun murder.
Reegs: not, it's not that funny, is it? It's just a thought. I probably shouldn't get that one to myself. Eh, we see a relationship in montage, eating hot dogs, trying on clothes, shagging, reading, working at the meat counter.
Dan: Yeah They're moving on together that they're getting on well, and and eventually they end up at the 30 year anniversary of.
Mum and dad, it's a lovely moment. There's, there's lots to, to be drunk and dad makes a lovely speech and they're all very much in love and they all
Reegs: Oh, is that where we've got? Do you think I'm sexy played on the bagpipes or where's that at the So the wedding. is
Dan: That's at the wedding, so yeah, we move on and he pops the question
Pete: in, in the.
Comes and meets his parents. I think as part of the anniversary celebrations, wherever he's reminded of the, the news article about Mrs.
X and starts. And then again is reminded of these subtle nods towards these things that could very much be coincidental or might in fact, tie his beloved Harrier into being a suspect. And I think the.
A lot of the original poetry and what what's sort of comes out in the, the opening part of the film is that he he basically bins birds off for like next to nothing.
It'll just be like, they've got like a slight thing that's wrong with them. Or he finds irritating and then immediately like cuts them out of
Reegs: or imagined discretion indiscretions when they get a bit too
Pete: Yeah. And yet, because he's obviously fallen hard for Harrier he's, he's struggling with the possibility that she might be Mrs.
X, but is still maintaining the relationship. At this point.
Dan: And he kind of speaks to Tony as well, who puts his mind at rest. And at one point They actually have a confessor to the murders.
And that is the point where he goes, right? Yes. Come on. Let's let's get married. He goes back. Cause they they've had a falling out. They get back together when he, he realizes yes, we should get married
Pete: Yeah, I think he's, he's
basically yeah, he's on edge and they, and I think he dumps her doesn't he says, oh, it's not you it's me. And, and does it basically like dumb. So, and she takes it very well and goes, okay, fair enough. And, and they,
Reegs: well, he said, he says, I'm afraid you're going to leave me. And she says, oh, you're afraid I'm going to clean. You let's get into this. A good little joke. Yeah, but he does get back to, he gets the jazz, Pete three-piece to play outside a window and he recites his poetry and they get back together and blah, blah, blah.
Dan: Yeah, that was another nice little jazz scene though. got that back one or
Reegs: Oh, and then after they, they were about to have a shag and then her mate, Ralph turns up
is a girl called Ralph, and it's really unexpected. And then he drops his towel and he, she puts her hand on his ass.
Reegs: there all naked. It's weird. The asexual, I think Mike Myers considering a lot of his stuff is about innuendo and all that.
When he was naked there, it was just like, like a slab of beef. Like we saw earlier in
Pete: Yeah. it's not, it's definitely not an erotic scene. Is that? Yeah. And then, yeah, and then there's a, there's like a weird, almost like flirtation with Ralph because he's, he goes back up the stairs. I mean, he's, he's a playful guy. He just says, call me and walks up the stairs.
Reegs: So he gets the idea to propose a Harriet she's hesitant, but he talks her into it and they get married.
And that all happens in about the space of about three minutes. Because suddenly there is a big elaborate wedding. Isn't there with about a hundred people there and kilts and Scottish and all that stuff is all happened.
Pete: and that's where you get,
Reegs: and when she comes to say I do, she stops to think about it for ages. Doesn't
Dan: So the wedding is done.
Reegs: Well, they go to poet's corner for the honeymooning where the beat poets frequented up the coast and she's quiet and pensive. And he does all the talking for her. He mimes with her face and he cracks a joke about you're the best husband I ever had, which she gets really weird about.
And Anyway, they check into the hotel and they're warned that the power might go out during the storm. The concierge was Greg German or Germann he was in Talladega nights and then in the bathroom, she excuses herself and you see that she's got a thing in her makeup bag that is her wedding chain has got three
rings on it.
Pete: her previous marriages that she's being very secretive
Dan: around this same time, Tony's getting used that. The confessor to the other murders is also confessed to about four other murders
Pete: He's just a compulsive, like I can attention
Dan: like, yeah,
Reegs: And he's found a photo. He's found a photo and a load of people have said, that's the person.
So he's headed out also to poet's corner, but he's gone by plane being flown by Steven.
Which was a cool little cameo. He's quite funny. He says he denies that time exists. And he talks about the artificial horizon being better than the real horizon
Dan: Yeah, just while they're flying and then it zooms out actually, and it shows you the plane, just, just going absolutely crazy bumping up and down in a storm and it just looks horrible.
So that's the commitment for him to get to, to his mate at a hotel to warn him? It is her. She is the
Pete: Yeah, because she's been Aidid positively from
Reegs: Well we have someone in a photo has been positively Aidid that we haven't actually seen the photo yet, so yeah. Anyway they go to dinner but when he goes for a pass during dinner, the score turns all menacing.
So you still don't and she follows him and she's all gnarly lit and watching him other peer switch kind of kinky. But and but se you still don't really know what's happening. And then there's a big party and there's another couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary thing. And they're
Dan: in the
Reegs: up to their room in a big light love seat.
Dan: They kind of forced up there aren't they they're just there sat having a meal and, and the, the maitre D is kind of, oh, we've got some special couples and it's this couple been there for 30 years and, and then, oh, they just got married and
Pete: it's like the bedding ceremonies in game of Thrones where they basically get carted off to like right now you've got to go and
Reegs: that is basically, yeah. And he tries to invite the bell boy and he's like, come in for a nightcap in a case.
Pete: because he doesn't want to be alone with them.
Dan: who ends up just running away.
Reegs: And she says, she's got a confession. And she says, she's been married before. And he says, he knows. And he grabs an ax that's there and the score is going crazy and
Dan: he locked her in the, in the
Reegs: That's right. Yeah. And then he finds a note. It doesn't mean it's a note from him
Dan: And it's a, it's a, an his suicide note
Reegs: No way. He's abandoning her leaving hose. Yeah.
Dan: And turns around and he finds the sister there and
Pete: Amanda Plummer, who has only ever played psychos. She's never, ever. Like played a straight role. She's I mean, obviously pulp fiction.
There's a, we watched the Robin Williams the ones in New
Reegs: Fisher king
Pete: Fisher king, and she's like a crazy, crazy gal in that. So yeah, she does it well,
Dan: got that down.
Reegs: Yeah. And they have a big elaborate fight on the rooftop. At one point they're right up on the very top and she's kind of, was she saved? Isn't she she's, she's hanging in Maya's has got her and then Tony pulls her in.
Pete: Yeah. And there's, there's loads of it.
Cause it's quiet. Slapstick kind of seen this where she's trying to kill him with an ax, but there's loads and loads of opportunities where he like she's fallen down or whatever. And she's like lost the ax and he runs straight past it. He just keeps running up and down over the rooftop, but he could, at any point have beats up the acts of the defendant himself or flight thrown it miles off the roof, but he doesn't do that.
Dan: Yeah. There's lots of things like that. It is slapstick kind of comedy. It's it's not all the way slapstick, but it's.
Reegs: well, after she's taken back in, then it just kind of ends doesn't it. They go back to the poetry corner. He does some more of his weird beat poetry. And he looks at her and we know that everything's going to be away.
Okay. And then they play
Dan: yeah, the, well, the gal of his dreams, isn't an ax murderer. It was a sister.
Who's going to get some help, I assume. And that's, it is kind of the end of the film. And I remember the first time I watched this, I remember thinking at all, I just, you know, it just wasn't for me. I really enjoyed it this time. I did, I was. So I really enjoyed it. It was a good film. It was like, it made me chuckle with just what I wanted.
That's just what I wanted to watch his better an hour and a half hour, 45 minutes. So I guess, and I enjoyed it. I, there was lots of laughs you know, lots of just giggles, you silly comedy
Pete: Yeah. Daft, but daft, but funny, which our guests Wayne's world is an Austin
Pete: is like this thing, even though it happened a year after Winesworld and many, many years before Austin Powers was almost like the transitional kind of
Dan: trying to find
Pete: those two, because. Like just because he is like Wayne to most people, or certainly at that point, he would have been there's loads of like things where, you know, he almost, I don't know if he like, looks at the camera and like raises an eyebrow, like he does all the time in Waynesville.
He, it almost feels like he's playing like a, a Wayne derivative of some kind, but then obviously with the, with the dads doing the Scottish accent, that's kind of like nods of like fat bastards in the future. And there's, there's almost like you can see bits of Austin Powers in his
Reegs: Would you watch that? Scottish collaboration, Shrek fat bursted, the family out of there.
Pete: Would I watch it?
Reegs: Yeah. As a Scottish collection from Mike Myers, is that, so I think you'd enjoy
Pete: like a trilogy.
Reegs: Well, like a multi-verse type thing.
Pete: Well, one and I think that it's, I mean, we're, we're sat in the presence of someone who's got a pretty terrible Scottish accent within Dan.
Dan: I said
Pete: Which that wasn't too bad. And Mike Myers, Scottish accent, which he's seemingly very, very pleased with is flimsy. I mean, it might hold up in parts of the world where you're not subjected to all surrounded by Scottish people and Scottish accents, but it, over here in the UK, it's not Bulletproof.
Scottish accent, but he said, but this is obviously something he's very key because as you view it, as we've just said in this film, Shrek and fat bastard as well. But yeah, it's one of his things in general, if I was. I think maybe because I've only seen him in a few things. It's weird. I wouldn't, I feel like has he ever done like stand up?
I don't know what,
Reegs: he did Saturday night life.
Pete: so he, he doesn't strike me necessarily as Mike Myers. The person is a funny guy necessarily, but he does make things that you end up kind of. Watching cause that daft and a little bit charming and an a bit stupid. And Austin Powers is that in Waynesville does that. And this is in that sphere as well.
He kind of he's in daring playing these like quirky characters.
Reegs: It's comedy has remained largely remains largely unchanged in like 30 years, which is quite remarkable.
Pete: But it's also very unique. There's not many people. He played. I mean, I guess who's the guy it's going to, it's going to come back to me in a minute. He said, I forgot his name, where he does.
They, there was the film that we reviewed and he does like parodies of Rambo and yeah, there's like a little bit like that. He put, he just kind of like plays these. Bizarre characters that, but you kind of like get on board with it
Reegs: It's more like
Pete: the flow.
Reegs: it's more like a sketch show than anything else. This is like
Dan: into that. Certainly there was elements within that scenes, the meat scene, the montages and things say they had him just filling in those, move the plot
Reegs: Yeah but also a part of that is the being a product of its time, because this is like the most nineties movies you'll ever see, like the soundtrack with, you know, and ironically two princes on it by spin doctors and the haircuts are all terrible.
And you know, the clothes are awful. And it's just, it's a good time council from that point of they didn't have any chemistry at all. Did they? Myers and Harriet,
Pete: know what do I know? Where do I know her from?
What else has she.
Reegs: There was some other things.
Pete: Oh yeah. Some other things I can probably find it
Reegs: I suspect she was a terrible butcher.
Pete: Oh, she was she was the, the main girl in three men and a baby.
she was the mother of the baby.
Dan: That wasn't a big part. It was It was, but she wasn't in the film a lot as I remember.
No, I think it was the Ted dancing.
Pete: well without her, there was no baby.
I mean, I think, yeah,
Reegs: She disappears out of the movie though.
Pete: this is a common theme of your adult. Just like, you know,
Dan: we'll have to, we'll have to watch that.
Pete: strong, independent women and stuff. It's you know, misogyny, shouldn't like bleed into these
Dan: I apologize.
Reegs: let it go on challenged. This was okay. Yeah. There's just some funny moments in it. The pen tablet thing is you know, interesting. Yeah. Solid choice. I think
Dan: I enjoyed it.
Pete: Yeah. It's it's
Dan: Sat on the fence a little
Pete: no, no, not really. I've kind of, I felt a little bit odd after having watched it. I didn't know. I mean, it, it entertained me all the way through. I've now talking about it. I've enjoyed talking about it and I've liked it in the film has grown on me more since I'm not going to go back and watch it immediately, but it definitely entertained me and made it.
Laugh at the right places and so on. I didn't, I wasn't like dying for it to end or anything. Yeah. Yeah. There's some, there's some really good nuggets in it all the way, like all the way through like some, some good laughs and stuff. Another sort of weird film that I just kind of wonder why it was made.
I just, I guess, was it a brainchild of my Myers to play this particular character? It doesn't, I mean, obviously it didn't have the legs that something like wanes.
Dan: bulls. Did you say you had the box office for this?
Reegs: You know, but I think it became a cult
Pete: it very easily
Dan: wonder if
Pete: I've got it here and I'll do I'll decide societies, but here.
So the budget was 20 million. Was it a winner or loser?
Dan: I would say it's come off the back of Wayne's world in his popularity would have got people into the cinema. Whether this disappointed the box office, I don't know.
I think it's probably made.
Reegs: I'm going to say a loser, but winner in the long run.
Pete: Well, he's got books off here of 11.5 million. So it was a fairly sizeable loser.
Dan: That's half, half his money gone. It's a flop. But I think like you, there's probably other sales since then that has picked up the slack.
He got two pound 49 off me.
Pete: Yeah, it didn't, I'm looking at some, some ratings and so on, and it's a bit of a mixed bag.
Reegs: I think there's probably a slightly better movie in this than they actually made because the idea of a commitment phobic guy finally falling in love and finding out that she's an imperfect, like deranged killer is kind of a funny idea. But maybe, you know, maybe a bit more writing and then.
Dan: Yeah. I mean, it's not perfect, but it's, it's a chuckle. I enjoyed it. Nice one Utah.