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Dealing With Idiots (2013)

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A hilarious satire about the culture surrounding youth baseball leagues in Los Angeles, this fully improvised film also features a who's who of notable comedians and actors including Christopher Guest (Waiting for Guffman), Fred Willard (Modern Family), Bob Odenkirk (Saturday Night Live), J.B. Smoove (Saturday Night Live), Gina Gershon (How to Make It in America), Kerri Kenney-Silver (The New Normal), Jami Gertz (The Neighbors), Timothy Olyphant (Damages), Richard Kind (Argo), Steve Agee (The New Girl), David Sheridan (The Love Boat), Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). (c) IFC Films

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Cast

Jeff Garlin
as Max Morris
Bob Odenkirk
as Coach Jimbo
Nia Vardalos
as Ava Morris
JB Smoove
as Coach Ted
Steve Agee
as Hezekiah
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Critic Reviews for Dealing With Idiots

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"Dealin' With Idiots," a sort of "Waiting for Guffman" for Little League, isn't a great movie, but it's a heck of a lot better than its title.

August 15, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Arizona Republic
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[A] flat, aimless comedy skewering the parents of junior baseball players.

July 19, 2013 | Full Review…
Variety
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Garlin's ultra-restrained approach suggests that attempting hilarity is sometimes a veiled defense mechanism.

July 19, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
indieWIRE
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The movie was largely improvised, which lends itself more to scenes than a feature-length film.

July 18, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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There are a few inspired moments, but Garlin goes for easy laughs, and the actors' broad improvisations often fall flat.

July 18, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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This isn't actually a movie about kiddie sports - it's a movie about Garlin interviewing the other parents and players to see if there's an interesting movie to be made at all. Answer: There isn't.

July 18, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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