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"A romantic comedy for anyone who's ever been dumped."
  • PG-13
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.5  (4,907)
  • 51

The Baxter is a romantic comedy movie that was released in the year 2005. It is directed by Michael Showalter, who is also the lead actor in the movie, and it stars Elizabeth Banks and Peter Dinklage in lead roles. The movie follows the life of Elliot Sherman (Michael Showalter), a man who has always been the "Baxter" in relationships. A Baxter is a person who is always left at the altar, always dumped for someone better, and never the one who gets the girl in movies. Elliot has always played the role of the Baxter in his past relationships, and he is determined not to let that happen again when he meets his latest girlfriend, Caroline Swann (Elizabeth Banks).

Caroline seems to be the girl of Elliot's dreams, and everything seems to be going perfectly for the couple. However, things take a strange turn when Caroline's ex-boyfriend, Bradley Lake (Justin Theroux), shows up, and Elliot starts to feel insecure. Bradley is everything that Elliot is not – he is confident, successful, and charming. Elliot starts to feel like he is losing Caroline to Bradley, and he realizes that he is once again playing the role of the Baxter.

Elliot is determined not to let that happen again, and he starts to take drastic measures to win Caroline back. He starts spying on Bradley, trying to find out everything he can about him, and he even starts to consider proposing to Caroline in order to keep her. Things start to get even more complicated when a woman named Cecil Mills (Michelle Williams) enters Elliot's life, and he starts to question what he really wants from a relationship.

The Baxter is a funny and charming movie that explores the themes of self-esteem, insecurity, and the fear of being alone. Michael Showalter portrays Elliot Sherman perfectly, and his comedic timing and delivery are spot-on throughout the movie. Elizabeth Banks is also great as Caroline Swann, and she brings a sense of warmth and sweetness to the character that makes her instantly likable.

One of the strengths of The Baxter is its supporting cast. Peter Dinklage is hilarious as a wedding planner named Benson Hedges, and his scenes with Michael Showalter are some of the funniest in the movie. Michelle Williams also delivers a strong performance as Cecil Mills, a quirky and eccentric bookstore owner who catches Elliot's eye.

Overall, The Baxter is a feel-good romantic comedy that is well worth watching. It is funny, heartwarming, and full of memorable performances. While it may not be the most ground-breaking movie in the genre, it is a solid entry that is sure to leave viewers smiling by the time the credits roll.

The Baxter is a 2005 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 51.

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    1 hr 31 min
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    6.5  (4,907)
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