Dealing With Idiots
Dealing With Idiots (2013)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 17, 2013
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

"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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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

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Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine

Garlin's second feature is consistently sweet, funny and smart. Keep it up.

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Justin Chang
Variety

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

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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE

Garlin's ultra-restrained approach suggests that attempting hilarity is sometimes a veiled defense mechanism.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

The movie was largely improvised, which lends itself more to scenes than a feature-length film.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

The results are amusing if predictably mild.

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

To fully appreciate Dealin' with Idiots, the viewer must have some working knowledge of its writer/director/star Jeff Garlin. Or perhaps patience is a more accurate description.

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