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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
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Alan Swann
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Judy Swann
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Kate Lewis
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Louis Lewis
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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)

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$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 »

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

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Wendall Wimms: I have an aunt who was married in Mankato.
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Crazy Credits

There are two additional scenes after the movie ends. After the first half of credits, a new scene appears showing the ending from the perspective of Dan (Paul Rudd), who finds himself a Baxter as well. After all of the credits is an additional scene with Elliot's friends from the bar after he left, telling another story. See more »

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References Batman (1989) See more »

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My Whisper
Written & Performed by Peter Salett
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Boy meets girl....
10 October 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

The Baxter (2005) written and directed by Michael Showalter, is a very predictable--but enjoyable--movie.

Director Showalter has cast himself as Elliot Wendall Sherman, "The Baxter." "The Baxter" is the man who, although perfectly decent, gets left behind at the wedding altar when the romantic hero appears at the last possible moment.

Elizabeth Banks plays the elegant Caroline Swann, who falls in love--sort of--with Elliot. Michelle Williams is Cecil Mills, a girl-next-door type who has newly arrived in NYC.

The question, of course, is not what will happen--obvious--but how it will happen. The plot is weakened by unlikely premise that someone like Caroline would consider marrying Elliot.

Michelle Williams is delightful as the innocent young thing, and it would be quibbling to demand cinema verite from this film.

Just enjoy it for what it is--not memorable or ambitious, just pleasant and enjoyable.


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