If asked what my favorite light-hearted comedy that happens to take place in San Francisco would be, I would have to say it’s the cult classic |Mike Myers| film from the early nineties: So I Married An Axe Murderer. With picture perfect backdrops such as the Telegraph Hill view from Mike Myers’ Filbert Street apartment rooftop, to the Painted Ladies of Alamo Square as the scene of a break-up, some of the most iconic views of the city that appear throughout the film add to the romance and drama.
Mike Myers plays a romantically challenged beat poet named Charlie (and also plays his very Scottish father Stuart). Charlie has a habit of breaking up with women for trivial reasons, such as an ex who smelled like soup or another that was an apparent kleptomaniac. This jadedness seems to change when Charlie meets Harriet (Nancy Travis), the proprietor of a butcher shop, their first encounter being when Charlie stops in to buy a haggis for his parents. Intrigue of meeting someone new sets in, and eventually the two hit it off, but mysteries surrounding Harriet’s past, which is strangely similar to a tabloid story of a female axe murdering husband serial killer at large, may put a damper on the whole romance thing.