[The Baxter]

I’d meant to see The Baxter when it was in the theaters because I have found that indie films with Michelle Williams tend to be good. (I didn’t understand why people were so surprised when Brokeback Mountain came out. They should have seen Me Without You & The Station Agent, for starters.) But this one only played Seattle for about five minutes so there you go.

A Baxter is the guy who the leading lady dumps for the leading guy, and this was a charming retellling of the traditional romantic comedy from his point of view. Cute even though I didn’t particularly care for the Baxter himself, but Michelle’s character was great, and there was the bonus of an excellent performance by the aways-awesome Peter Dinklage as the wedding planner (-awesome-) and also one by Paul Rudd as the proof that everything is circular.