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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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Jeff Garlin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Garlin ... Max Morris
Max Wright ... Jack Morris
Mindy Rickles ... Shelley
Dave Sheridan ... Forrest
Brad Morris ... Umpire #1
Hope Dworaczyk Smith ... Angela (as Hope Dworaczyk)
Kerri Kenney ... Caitlin (as Kerri Kenney-Silver)
Steve Agee ... Hezekiah
Fred Willard ... Marty
Alex Puccinelli ... Ambrose
Bob Odenkirk ... Coach Jimbo
J.B. Smoove ... Coach Ted
Jami Gertz ... Rosie
Pat Finn ... Opposing Coach
Gina Gershon ... Sophie
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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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Not Rated

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дела с идиотами See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,508, 14 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,308, 21 July 2013
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Killer Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

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 #7.106 (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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If you don't get it...
28 July 2013 | by slowboiledSee all my reviews

"They're all offended by everything!?" Is a line from the hero's wife that sums up, in my opinion, the nature of the story. She says this after one of many encounters with the living breathing examples that we all bounce off of daily, of what happens when people lose their connection to humanity and replaced it with a death-grip on their own delusions(The coaches wife is my favorite/most hated example).

Jeff Garlin is genius in illustrating the everyday 'idiotics' that we all either encounter or contribute to depending on whatever determines that. I'll be on the lookout from now on for more of his work.

Even the 'fatherly' scenes that would have been left out of 95% of the genres scripts added so much depth to interactions and understanding of the star. I didn't expect that and it made things even more real and moved in between the scenes that I was laughing.

Like Idiocracy, somehow this movie escaped the radar of the masses and it's a damn tragedy, if for no other reason but I'd like to think those of us that agree with the premise of it aren't in the minority...Oh well some are born tall, some short, some smart, ...

Oh and as a bonus the casting took this movie from poignant and funny as hell to a world-class comedy experience. When you cast a movie from top to bottom with stars that can make you cry with laughter, your bound to strike gold.

Great movie!


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