Warning, spoiler alert! Plot and ending revealed ahead.
Okay, so Nancy Travis is absolutely lovely in this flick. That is the good part. Unfortunately, I got tired of Mike Myers's recycled comedic mannerisms really fast; and, they are all on display here and could just as easily have been used in another Wayne's World movie. Having him portray a Beat poet and romantic lead is a real stretch; however, to his defense, he didn't write or direct this stinker. And I actually liked Myers's run on SNL and his Austin Powers movies.
There is also some serious suspension of disbelief necessary here. To the point that you would need to have a brain injury. The worst is that the character Harriet (Nancy Travis) has been married three times previously and each time her sister, Rose has murdered all of Harriet's husbands. Now Harriet is on husband number four, Stuart (Mike Myers), and the same scenario is being played out again. Wait, you mean she never went to the authorities to report that her live-in sister was a homicidal maniac? Doesn't that make her at least an accessory to the crimes? Poor Rose, played by Amanda Plummer is the plain sister so she gets the role of psycho-murderer. Add the obnoxious Scottish ethnic slurs and this flick gets overripe fast. Hey Mikey, I bet you wanted to have "Fat Bastard" in this one too! How many drunken pipers does it take to make a Mike Myers flick? Okay, so the bit about Stuart's mom, May (Brenda Fricker) being pervy on Stuart's friend Tony (Anthony LaPaglia) is kind of funny in a "dirty old woman" switch and Alan Arkin as the mild-mannered police sergeant who answers to a committee is good. Charles Grodin is welcome as the assertive bystander who refuses to have his vehicle commandeered. Michael Richards does his insensitive shtick and Steven Wright is the bush pilot from hell. Phil Hartmann is given a throwaway part (the comedy world will never recover from the loss of his talent).
Wait, how exactly does the Mike Myers character Stuart support himself in pricey San Francisco? Oh yeah, he's a poet. Yeah, and I'm Robbie Burns.
I guess it could have been worse, it could have starred Chevy Chase.