Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Baxter

Movie: The Baxter
Like/Don't Like: Really like. (It's already been 2 days since I've seen it. This means that I've passed into the "All I remember is that I like it" Zone, from which there is not return. But you should take my word for it.)

You know those guys in movies who are left at the alter when the main guy bursts into the wedding and steals the main girl away? Those guys are Baxters and this movie is about one and how he ceases to be one.

So, even though it's been a few days since I've seen it (I'm really not kidding when I say I don't remember movies. It's been less than 48 hours and I can't remember any of the characters' names.) I can remember a few things:

1.) I reminded me of the Apartment. Mostly because Michelle Williams has a bit of the Shirley MacLaine in her (especially with her cute short hair) and Jack Lemon is the ultimate Baxter. But also because, like the Apartment, it's clever. I love a clever movie.

2.) I loved the music and the costumes. I know that there was a Rufus Wainwright song on there, which I always approve of. And the clothes were well thought out. I particularly liked What's His Names hats. Elliot! I remember his name is Elliot. Because the other guy, the one who swoops in and steals the girl, keeps calling him L-Train or Elbow Macaroni.

3.) There were surprise cast members that I love. Paul Rudd and Michael Ian Black (although he wasn't a surprise. He and the guy who played Elliot are in a comedy group together.) and Peter Dinklage, who delivered the line, "And I would like an apple juice," in a way that made me nearly fall off the couch from laughing.


Valerie said...

I loooooooove this movie. I'm so happy you saw it.
And the other guy, the not-baxter, is Bradly, for the record. And Peter Dinklage (whom we saw on a subway last winter) is Benson Hedges, the wedding planner.
Oh man, I love this movie.
My favorite moment is when Elliot and Caroline are meeting with Benson Hedges for the first time, and Elliot shouts out that he wants Baja cuisine at the wedding.
And you know I live in Brooklyn, home of the stoop.

Rach said...

I know you posted this ages ago, but I just saw this movie and I actually watched it once alone, and then again with Tim, and enjoyed it just as much, if not more, the second time. That's a sign of a good movie. I also love the way Peter Dinklage requests the apple juice. I also love that Elliot looks like crap on the day of his wedding. It's great. I also love how much it mocks romantic comedy leads (the fact that Bradley cries all the time, and is actually kind of a sleaze ball). Tim and I laughed our heads off at the panties, too. Mostly because you have to wonder why he chose to put them on instead of just stuffing them in a pocket or something. Anyway, thanks for the recommend. It was awesome. I may buy this one.