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Dealin' with Idiots (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 12 July 2013 (USA)
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Faced with the absurd competitiveness surrounding his son's youth league baseball team, Max Morris, a famous comedian, decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team ... See full summary »

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Jack Morris
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Shelley
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Forrest
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Umpire #1
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Angela (as Hope Dworaczyk)
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Caitlin (as Kerri Kenney-Silver)
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Hezekiah
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Marty
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Ambrose
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Faced with the absurd competitiveness surrounding his son's youth league baseball team, Max Morris, a famous comedian, decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team better in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie. Written by IFC Films

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12 July 2013 (USA)  »

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Дела с идиотами  »

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$8,508, 14 July 2013, Limited Release

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$15,308, 21 July 2013
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The imaginary conversations with Max (Jeff Garlin) and a young version of his dad (Timothy Olyphant) were inspired by Garlin's own father, who passed away shortly before the film was made. Garlin said he wanted to imagine what it would be like to talk to his dad about how kids' sports were in the past. See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.82 (2013) See more »

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Calm Me Down
Written by Mike Viola, Larry Goldings & Steve Nistor
Performed by Glassell Park
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Funniest thing I've seen lately and I've seen quite a bit
14 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

This morning when I got up I looked at all the torrents that finished while I was asleep. "The Heat" and this movie were 100%, and I watched the better rated of the two first. Despite the fact that that large woman who hasn't been in enough movies for me to remember her name yet is REALLY funny, I felt like I was watching Nickelodeon at that time of the day. Probably because Lethal Weapon was one of the first movies I saw and they've made the same movie every week since then. There's a straight cop and an unconventional one, bad guys fall down dead, drugs are bad. And yet the movie has generally positive reviews and a 7.1 on this site as of last night... Every time I fall for it, it gets harder not to be genuinely angry about the waste of my 90 minutes.

"Dealin' with Idiots", on the other hand, was fracking great. It's got Jeff Garlin, Bob Odenkirk, Fred Willard, JB Smoove, one of the other good characters from 'Curb', and you get to see Gina Gershon for a few minutes too. Nothing about the movie is immature or silly to me. This is not the dad from American Pie doing a spin off with some up and coming teabag from the internet pissing in your face for an hour. This is not 2 but 4 or 5 extremely talented comedians giving great performances with a funny script from a pretty fresh perspective. Jeff Garlin is great, and if someone doesn't watch it because it had a 4.9 on IMDb like it did last night when I downloaded it, this site needs to go away because it's hurting the film industry way more than me and my lack of funds ever will. It's great, if have some brain cells left after watching network TV lately you should do what I can't and pay to see it online. I digress... the ending was a bit abrupt, I thought seeing them at a soccer game would've been a nice touch.


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