When I Need A Pick Me Up, by my friend Ryan King

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Baxter

Anybody seen this movie?

I've discovered two things.

1) I like movies like this. It's very in the line of "Juno," or "Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist." Deadpannish comedy with blemished characters who you feel. Indie music by people you don't know, but love. Indie altogether.

2) If I were rich and had no need to work, I'd never leave my bed and wind up being one of those 800 lb people who make the news. This is not related to Item 1). It's just an observation.

I have nothing deep to reflect about the movie. I don't relate to anything in it except the main character's off-centeredness, but he isn't portrayed exactly as a geek. Just as a "Baxter," which is the guy which the girlfriends leave when they reunite with the REAL love of their lives. I've never been a Baxter. (Finally for once I don't identify with a weakness. But then again, I've never been the original boyfriend who has stolen the girl from her Baxter either.)

But to my surprise this Elizabeth Banks popped up in this movie and I'd remembered seeing her in that nasty slimefest movie with Nathan Fillion (title forgotten) and thinking how pretty she was. But now I know she's the Miri in "Zack & Miri Make a Porno", and it makes me think that maybe "Zack & Miri" is an indie-flavored film like "Juno" and "The Baxter" and that I would like to go see it, even though it's a Kevin Smith joint and he doesn't exactly do "indie" anymore, but I think he's very funny and I think too that I'd just better get out of this bed today before the sun goes down and I find my holiday weekend gone.

So how was your holidays?

1 comment:

GrizzBabe said...

My holidays were good. I indulged myself a little bit on Thanksgiving and was happy to see a very minimal increase in my blood sugar. I quickly got back on track the day after.

It was good to be with family and friends. The holiday almost got crunk when a relative, who is a DJ, started to unload 4 speakers as tall as I am to hook up to his laptop full of music. Other relatives put a stop to it though.

Can you imagine? Having a block party in a well-to-do suburb? This is what happens when you let black people into the neighborhood.

I must say I was a little bit disappointed. I was all ready to break out my electric slide! Heyyy!