Bad Words

Director: Jason Bateman Run Time: 88 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2013

Starring: Allison Janney, Ben Falcone, Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Rachael Harris

Jason Bateman makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy BAD WORDS. 

Jason Bateman makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy Bad Words. Mr. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya, who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.

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