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583 Ratings

Flirting with Disaster

Directed by David O. Russell
United States, 1996


A young man, his wife, and his incompetent case worker travel across country to find his birth parents. Starring Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Téa Leoni, Mary Tyler Moore, Alan Alda, and Josh Brolin.

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Flirting with Disaster Directed by David O. Russell

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

1997 | 4 nominations including: Best Director

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1997 | 3rd place: Best Screenplay

Critics reviews

The results are watchable enough — sometimes funny, sometimes over the top — and fairly fresh, though also a bit calculated. Leoni has an interesting comic presence one would like to see in toothier material, though this certainly has a few bites.
March 26, 1996
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