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BAD WORDS (2013)

bad-words

A film by Jason Bateman

Cast: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney

Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman), in his 40s, takes advantage of a flaw in a regulation to enter a spelling contest normally reserved for ten-year-olds. He hopes to settle  a score with a painful episode of his past.

Guy Trilby ( Jason Bateman) , a grown man who finds a loophole through which he enters the Golden Quill spelling bee, where he competes against the nation’s best spellers. Sponsored by an ambitious journalist (Kathryn Hahn) who’s been promised the exclusive rights to tell his story and the reason why he’s risking a bad reputation to win, Guy refuses to be bullied into quitting or distracted in any way. So when precocious 10-year-old contestant Chaitanya Chopra (Rohan Chand) tries to befriend him, Guy brushing away annoyed by him but later seems to warm up to him.

You have to have a certain kind of sense of humour to enjoy this one it is more about bad attitude than bad words here. Bateman pushes boundaries without going over the line with his performance. How ever you are going to wait until almost the end to understand why he is doing this. The film delivers more than some bad words but is also delivers some hilarious moments. The first directing feature for Jason Bateman who has done a decent job here.

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