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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In each case, the minute you see them, you know they're wrong, ... The instant they walk on the screen, they give you some information that immediately makes the audience turn to the person sitting next to them and say, 'He's wrong for her. It'll never work out.'”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“She's sweet and she's nice, she's just not Andie MacDowell. God forbid, you're not Andie MacDowell. You're just a person, ... I'm playing with that whole idea that the characters have these quirks about their personalities that we've been conditioned to believe equal wrongness.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There's a Baxter in every single romantic comedy,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Their unifying characteristic is they're not romantic. They have this inability to recognize the simple romantic needs of their counterpart. They just never know the right thing!”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“David [Wain] and I had been writing a spoof of romantic comedies, and we started thinking about this stereotypical character. We started imagining an entire movie about him.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Baxters overdo it. The Baxter is the guy who's going to take a girl to the best restaurant in town, having no clue if it's appropriate for her. All that matters is, it's the best. Anything recommended as the most romantic place, that's where you'll find the Baxter.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[In contrast, the non-Baxter will simply go with his gut:] he has a spontaneous, 'Hey, what's that thing across the street?' thing, ... And, of course, it's perfect.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“He'll cook too complicated a dinner, and it backfires. Or, he'll plan the whole night out minute by minute.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“They're [the Baxters] trying very hard. It just doesn't come naturally. They don't have a gift for it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“John Roberts is a Baxter. Have you seen his hair? It's parted with a snow shovel!”

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