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The Baxter (2005)
I did not know what to expect from this movie. Knowing it was written by Mike Showalter and featuring members of Stella/The State, I thought it would be a brash, albeit hysterical, examination of failed relationships. Brash it was not (no sign of dick-fish, here), but I was pleasantly surprised, and it is pretty funny. The story is great, very well-written. The humor is subtle; the movie is more funny in how people react to statements people say, or the way that Mike Showalter says certain things ("I had a dream that Bradley was at the bar!") and how terribly geeky he is ("Let me just put my driving cap on."). Peter Dinklage as the wedding coordinator is very funny. I haven't seen many of his movies, aside from the Station Agent, and it's nice to see him in a non-dramatic role. He gets lost in Brooklyn and freaks out slightly. Ohh, people from Manhattan are amusing. Justin Theroux, David Wain, and Paul Rudd are all wonderful as usual.
I should also mention that Tim Orr did the cinematography, and his art direction is usually fantastic (e.g., All The Real Girls).
I wish I'd known about this movie before hand. I would have seen it in the theatre. I really enjoyed it. It's tender and subtle, and pretty funny. I look forward to seeing more of Showalter's movies, which I hope he continues to make.