Does for the romantic comedy what "Wet Hot American Summer" did for the summer camp movie.
You know how in romantic comedies theres always the guy standing next to the girl as her true love makes a dramatic speech and whisks her away, that poor sad sap, is what is called a Baxter.
Elliot Sherman has always lost girls in this manner, and he'a all set to get married until the viscous cycle begins anew with the return of his fiances long time old flame Bradley. Elliot then does his best to avoid falling into Baxterdom, and seeks advice from Michelle Williams, a quirky temp, which only complicates things.
The absurdity is toned down alot here from the "Wet Hot" days, but all of the actors(many from the previous film, Micheal Ian Black, Paul Rudd, etc), all give great comedic performances. The Baxter at it's heart is a parody, but it's one with a unique one with some heart, similar to recent break-up comedy success "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", but more cute this time around than crude