Dealing With Idiots

2013

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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"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.

Aug 15, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

[A] flat, aimless comedy skewering the parents of junior baseball players.

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

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

Jul 18, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There are a few inspired moments, but Garlin goes for easy laughs, and the actors' broad improvisations often fall flat.

Jul 18, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 18, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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