• The Baxter (2005)

The Baxter

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: December 13th, 2005

PG-13 |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Elliot Sherman (Michael Showalter) has had terrible luck with women during his life, losing three of them to ex-boyfriends in outlandish situations. Now, a week before he is to marry Caroline (Elizabeth Banks), she mentions an old high-school boyfriend, Bradley (Justin Theroux), and Elliot worries that the curse is about to strike again. A co-worker named Cecil (Michelle Williams) attempts to reassure him, but trying not to give in to anxiety only makes things worse.

Cast: Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux, Zak Orth, Michael Ian Black, Catherine Lloyd Burns, Peter Dinklage

Director: Michael Showalter

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: The Real Baxter

Keywords: 2000s, Love triangle, Relationships, Amusing, Transformation, Office, Love

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A wheel-spinner. The more the film stresses and strains to be funny, the unfunnier it gets. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    No great shakes, The Baxter nonetheless has a quiet loopiness going for it. And it has the absence of a laugh track going for it, too. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The Baxter is just an OK movie, but Showalter's performance is the gem to take from it. show more

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