The Baxter

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 2005
  • Running time: 91 min
The Baxter is a 2005 film written by, directed by and starring American comedian Michael Showalter. A “Baxter”, as defined by the film, is the nice, dull guy in a romantic comedy who is dumped at the end of the story for the protagonist. read more

The Baxter is a 2005 film written by, directed by and starring American comedian Michael Showalter. A “Baxter”, as defined by the film, is the nice, dull guy in a romantic comedy who is dumped at the end of the story for the protagonist. Much light humor is made of showing Showalter as a "Baxter" in several typical romantic comedy clichés; for instance, he is shown being left at the altar as a former love is claimed by her high school sweetheart, and being left in college at a pep rally for an underdog sports hero. The plot revolves around the life of Elliot Sherman during the two weeks before his wedding, as he doggedly fights off the curse of his former Baxter role in relationships. IFC Films financed the film and produced it with Plum Pictures. They gave the film a very limited release; it had a U.S. box office gross of $181,872.

Original Release

04/24/2005

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Cast

Directors

Michael Showalter

Writers

Michael Showalter

Cast

Paul Rudd Dan Abbott
Justin Theroux Bradley Lake
Michelle Williams Cecil Mills
Michael Showalter Elliot Sherman
Elizabeth Banks Caroline Swann
Michael Ian Black Ed
Zak Orth Wendall Wimms
Catherine Lloyd Burns Stella
Joe Lo Truglio Bar Baxter #2
Peter Dinklage Benson Hedges
Jack McBrayer
David Wain Louis Lewis
Haviland Morris Kate Lewis
Katharine Powell Sonya Simmons
Jon DeVries Alan Swann
Donna Mitchell Judy Swann
Jim DeMarse Leonard Sherman
Leslie Lyles Sheila Sherman
A.D. Miles Bar Baxter #1
Seth Herzog Bar Baxter #3

Producers

Editors

Jacob Craycroft, Sarah Flack

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