A Funny Relationship Question

So I Married an Axe Murderer

When Alex and I started dating, there was a random test he had to pass…

The night we met at a party, I thought Alex was nice and cute (those glasses!), but as we grew closer, I needed to know: would our senses of humor align? Would he get the dumb jokes I thought were comedy gold?

My litmus test, of sorts, was to see if he would like the movie So I Married an Axe Murderer. From the moment I watched it in high school, I loved the 1993 dark comedy, starring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis; and it encapsulates the humor I find funniest. My twin sister and I can still quote it from beginning to end, and sometimes we’ll make fun of a drink at a restaurant (“Excuse me miss, there seems to be a mistake. I believe I ordered the large cappuccino.”) or try zealously to pick up the check (“Negatory. Negatory, good buddy. Ne-ga-to-ry!”) Even just thinking of this scene or that scene makes me laugh out loud. If Alex didn’t like it, would he be able to really get me?

So I Married an Axe Murderer

So, on our fifth date, I went over to Alex’s apartment with a bottle of wine and nervously suggested we watch the cult classic. Thankfully, he loved it, laughed throughout, and here we are, 12 years later, with two kids, debating getting a dog.

What about you? Do you have a movie litmus test for your relationships? Or a film you can quote from beginning to end?

P.S. Real actors read Yelp reviews, and what are your top three movies of all time?