The Baxter Reviews

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August 26, 2005
Allusions to '40s screwball and later offerings like Annie Hall have a mild resonance as The Baxter struggles to get its footing.
August 26, 2005
The only way to even guess that humor is being attempted here is to monitor the comical faces mustered by the actors.
August 26, 2005
There are enough laughs in it if you're willing to settle.
August 25, 2005
Showalter pushes too far: Nerdiness, after all, can be only so attractive.
August 25, 2005
A Baxter of a movie: well meaning and mildly likable, but unlikely to sweep you off your feet.
August 25, 2005
Savvy viewers will see through this pastiche of shopworn goods.
August 25, 2005
The Baxter is more than a little out of step in a summer peppered with crude or idiosyncratic wallflower romantics.
August 24, 2005
Sex doesn't figure into The Baxter, Showalter's strained romantic comedy; exaggerated arrested development does, of a guy kind that congratulates adult men on their dweebishness, assuming that dweebishness is of the hipster Brooklyn variety.
August 23, 2005
The Baxter nods to better-behaved comedies of the past.
July 17, 2005
Chooses to embrace, rather than transcend via zany bawdiness, the schmaltzy genre within which it's operating.
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