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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.

Director:

Michael Showalter

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Showalter ... Elliot Sherman
Elizabeth Banks ... Caroline Swann
Michelle Williams ... Cecil Mills
Justin Theroux ... Bradley Lake
Zak Orth ... Wendall Wimms
Michael Ian Black ... Ed
Catherine Lloyd Burns ... Stella
Peter Dinklage ... Benson Hedges
Paul Rudd ... Dan Abbott
Katharine Powell ... Sonya Simmons
Jon DeVries Jon DeVries ... Alan Swann
Donna Mitchell ... Judy Swann
Haviland Morris ... Kate Lewis
David Wain ... Louis Lewis
Jim DeMarse 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual humor and some drug references | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the opening wedding scene, the father of the bride (Caroline) places her hand in the groom, Elliott's hand. In the second version toward the film's end, he doesn't. See more »

Quotes

Caroline Swann: It would take an act of God for Bradley and I to ever cross paths again.
Bradley Lake: [pops his head into frame] Caroline.
Caroline Swann: Bradley!
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Special thanks to ... everyone at Goldcrest ... See more »

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References The Mighty Mouse Playhouse (1955) See more »

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Don't Run Over Me Baby
Written & Performed by Peter Salett
Courtesy of Dusty Shoes Music, Inc.
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Boy meets girl....
10 October 2005 | by Red-125See 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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Official Sites:

IFC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,437, 28 August 2005

Gross USA:

$181,872

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,872
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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