Bad Words Poster

Release Date: March 14th, 2014

DVD Release Date: July 8th, 2014

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

Production Co: Darko Entertainment, MXN Entertainment, Aggregate Films

Distributors: Focus Features, Focus Features

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