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The Baxter (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  24 April 2005 (USA)
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In the style of a Howard Hawks comedy, Baxter follows the twists and turns of a young man's life during the two weeks before his wedding.

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Bradley Lake
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Benson Hedges
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In the style of a Howard Hawks comedy, Baxter follows the twists and turns of a young man's life during the two weeks before his wedding.

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A romantic comedy for anyone who's ever been dumped.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for brief sexual humor and some drug references | See all certifications »
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24 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bakouri apo kounia  »

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$37,437 (USA) (26 August 2005)

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$181,872 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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The church scene was filmed at Christ Church on Clinton and Kane Streets, Brooklyn See more »

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In the Dartmouth pep rally flashback, Tanner is holding a girl's lacrosse stick. See more »

Quotes

Ed: You want help? Go see a doctor. You want trouble? Go see this girl.
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Special thanks to ... everyone at Goldcrest ... See more »

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Referenced in Watching the Detectives (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Songs without Words: Aria
Performed especially for 'The Baxter' by Fred Hersch
Composed by Fred Hersch
Published by Fred Hersch Music
World Rights Controlled by Deganawidah Music (BMI)
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A charmer and an audience-pleaser
19 July 2005 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

Saw this at the Maine International Film Festival. It shares some characteristics with prime Woody Allen -- an affection for New York (warmly shot) and a sure sense of casting supporting actors.

Is it a ground-breaking comedy? No. But it is thoroughly charming and entertaining and had the audience laughing at all the moments it intended. The truth is, most people identify not with the pretty leads in glossy romantic comedies but with the zhlubs, and this is a film that gives us permission to identify with the zhlubs (without demonizing the pretty people). There aren't a lot of uncynical comedies out there, and this is a welcome one.

It's also valuable for people casting in the New York area -- there are enough engaging performers in here to cast three or four movies.


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