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.
May 12, 2006
March 15, 2006
Showalter cria um filme exatamente como seu protagonista: desajeitadamente simptico e divertido.
October 21, 2005
What comes to mind are TV sitcom pilots full of strain, and the forlornly perky mechanisms of old Day & Hudson comedies.
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.
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.
September 30, 2005
Every romantic-comedy clich gets played out, but merely re-enacting those clichs in an arch tone isn't funny enough.
September 29, 2005
Showalter tackles his mission with energy and an upbeat attitude that makes him a winner as a lovable loser.
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.
September 25, 2005
Perhaps it's only just that a movie about a loser should be a loser itself.
September 24, 2005
Unlike Woody Allen's nebbishes, who are always the smartest and funniest people on the screen, Elliot is a bore.
September 24, 2005
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.
September 24, 2005
Anyone who's seen a few romantic comedies, the older the better, will find something to like about The Baxter.
September 23, 2005
Is this enough on which to hang a full-fledged movie that people will pay to see? Probably not ...
September 23, 2005
The biggest failing of The Baxter is that the humor is often just too obscure.
September 23, 2005
Think of "The Baxter" as "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dumped."
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.
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?
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