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The Baxter Reviews

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April 6, 2010
The performers are fresh and offbeat, with the diminutive Peter Dinklage (Elf, The Station Agent) especially funny as a gay wedding planner named Benson Hedges.
July 19, 2007
A droll romantic comedy that relies on a self-deprecating brand of humor which must be a bit of an acquired taste. The film's utter predictably sinks this exercise in obviousms, making its few funny moments not worth waiting for.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 15, 2006
Showalter cria um filme exatamente como seu protagonista: desajeitadamente simpático e divertido.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2005
What comes to mind are TV sitcom pilots full of strain, and the forlornly perky mechanisms of old Day & Hudson comedies.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2005
Clearly the filmmakers are trying to make The Baxter look old-fashioned. But there's a modern smugness and superiority that undermines that attempt.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 30, 2005
It doesn't take much imagination to guess who will end up with whom, but The Baxter is agreeably silly and has lots of simple charm.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2005
Every romantic-comedy cliché gets played out, but merely re-enacting those clichés in an arch tone isn't funny enough.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 29, 2005
Showalter tackles his mission with energy and an upbeat attitude that makes him a winner as a lovable loser.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 29, 2005
The structure is a miscalculation by Showalter, who inexplicably drives his audience through the exact type of sappy material he had started off satirizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 25, 2005
Perhaps it's only just that a movie about a loser should be a loser itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 24, 2005
Unlike Woody Allen's nebbishes, who are always the smartest and funniest people on the screen, Elliot is a bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 24, 2005
Only when Williams is around does the movie seem human, true, and funny: Even in her slapstick there's pain. She's almost too good: It's not until she's left a scene that you realize the movie isn't working.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 24, 2005
Anyone who's seen a few romantic comedies, the older the better, will find something to like about The Baxter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2005
Is this enough on which to hang a full-fledged movie that people will pay to see? Probably not ...
Read More | Original Score: B
September 23, 2005
The biggest failing of The Baxter is that the humor is often just too obscure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2005
Think of "The Baxter" as "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dumped."
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
September 22, 2005
There are enough laughs that those who enjoyed The 40-Year-Old Virgin might want to take The Baxter for a whirl.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 22, 2005
The movie is like an extremely faithful cover version of a song you like -- it adds nothing new, so what's the point?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2005
With seemingly thousands of romantic comedies to slay, Showalter wound up joining the party instead of peeing in the punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 18, 2005
Conceptually...The Baxter is hobbled, and all Showalter has is his concept.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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