The Baxter

Anyone seen it yet? I love anyone from The State, and Showalter (I’m Doug, and I’m outa heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere) rocks.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/the_baxter.html

What say yee?

As typical with stuff from that group, it looks awful. I’ll probably love it.

Stella is just awful. I mean, hooray for experimental comedy, but you have to have an occasional someone playing straightman. The one or two funny things in the episode I watched were far overshadowed by everyone just being aimlessly offbeat (aka completely retarded) most of the time.

So I don’t even know why they did this. A straight up romantic comedy? It looks entirely formulaic. These guys have some kind of teleporting comedy pendulum going.

I saw this over the weekend and while I did laugh quite a bit, I didn’t find it hysterically funny and it can be really uneven. There are a few good performances in parts of the film (but I never thought Showalter was one of them), and it never tries to be more than just a sort of throwaway, by the numbers, romantic comedy most of the time.