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The Baxter (2005)

 -  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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Elliot Sherman
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Caroline Swann
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Bradley Lake
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Wendall Wimms
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Ed
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Stella
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Benson Hedges
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Dan Abbott
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Sonya Simmons
Jon DeVries ...
Alan Swann
Donna Mitchell ...
Judy Swann
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Kate Lewis
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Louis Lewis
Jim DeMarse ...
Leonard Sherman
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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  »

Box Office

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

Gross:

$181,872 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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Michael Ian Black and Catherine Lloyd Burns play a couple named "Ed" and "Stella". These are the names of two television shows starring Michael Ian Black. See more »

Goofs

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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References Batman (1989) See more »

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Don't Melt
Written & Performed by Rats With Wings
Courtesy of Brendan Fitzpatrick and David Hurtgen
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An unconventional romantic comedy
9 December 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a man who is unlucky in love due to his rigid ways. He learns to break his bad luck by breaking his behavioural pattern.

"The Baxter" is actually an interesting look at this accountant who is rather unlucky with ladies. His character is interesting, as he is not particularly likable, but he radiates a mischievous charm. "The Baxter" is an unconventional romantic comedy, it is a little dark but it is quite funny at the same time. I particularly found the argument in flat scene and the date in hamburger joint scene funny.

For some unknown reason, I find "The Baxter" having an ability to stretch time. I thought I have watched at least an hour when in fact I watched only 30 minutes. Maybe it's the dialog heavy script, or the lack of spacing scenes, or the lack of lighthearted bubbly scenes to sooth the atmosphere. I am not saying it is boring or bad, because it is not.


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