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R| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman), a 40-year-old misanthrope, makes waves at a regional spelling bee when, due to a loophole in the rules, he is allowed to enter -- and later wins. Hurling insults at every turn, Guy advances to the national contest in Los Angeles, accompanied by a reporter (Kathryn Hahn) who wants to discover his hidden motives for entering the bee. As the competition gears up, friendless Guy inexplicably forms a bond with a young speller who is feeling parental pressure to win.

Cast: Jason Bateman , Kathryn Hahn , Rohan Chand , Philip Baker Hall , Allison Janney , Ben Falcone , Anjul Nigam , Bob Stephenson

Director: Jason Bateman

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Focus Features

Bad Words (2013)

Release Date: March 14th, 2014|1 hr. 29 min.

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