The Baxter

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The Baxter ★★ 2005 (PG-13)

Elliot Sherman (Showalter) is so CPA meganerd even his sweet grandmother knows he's “the Baxter,” the alsoran, the nice, safe, dull guy who never gets the girl. In the opening scene he's dumped at the altar by his beautiful fiancee Caroline (Banks) when her high school flame Bradley (Theroux) reappears. You might want to feel something for Elliot, but he's so unlikable that sympathy will be hard to find. Soon it becomes apparent that Elliot's office temp Cecil (Williams), who has been right there under his nose, is the perfect woman for him. 91m/C DVD . US Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux, Zak Orth, Michael Ian Black, Catherine Lloyd Burns, Peter Dinklage, Paul Rudd; D: Michael Showalter; W: Michael Showalter; M: Theodore Shapiro, Craig (Shudder to Think) Wedren.