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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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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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Judy Swann
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Kate 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)  »

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O Encalhado  »

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

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$181,872 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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A Baxter is the character in every romantic comedy who is the "sensible" choice. He/she is the current boyfriend/fiance of one of the main characters, who gets left at the altar/airport/wedding rehearsal when the main character realizes she's in love with the unpredictable passionate romantic interest. 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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Written by Theodore Shapiro, Craig Wedren, Amy Miles
Mudluscious Music (BMI) / Spirit Music, Melt Listen Music (BMI), Amy Miles (ASCAP)
Performed by Craig Wedren, Lee Mars & Amy Miles
Produced by Craig Wedren
Mixed by Lee Mars
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Then I Slipped you My Big, Fat, HEYYYYY!
18 September 2005 | by (Santa Cruz, CA) – See all my reviews

I really like "The Baxter." Now, I am a confessed Showalter, Wain, Black, The State, "Wet Hot", Stella fanatic, so I obviously have a history with these guys and their particular brand of humor. This is a great, sweet, hilarious little movie. These State alumnus guys have a very intelligent, interesting, off kilter type of humor that is definitely love it or not get it. Watch "Stella" sometime with a room full of your friends. Half of them will laugh extremely hard, and half of them won't get it. If you are familiar with Show and his humor, you will love this film. Its much more subtle than Stella or Wet Hot American Summer, but there are some huge laughs in it. It is probably the only romantic comedy I've ever seen that I really like. Highly recommended!


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