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Bad Words (6-Sep-2013)

Director: Jason Bateman

Writer: Andrew Dodge

Keywords: Comedy

A middle-aged man bitter over his childhood spelling bee loss exploits a loophole to return to competition as an adult.

Jason Bateman's directorial debut finds him starring in this offbeat subversive comedy as Guy Trilby, a middle-aged man full of lingering resentment towards The Golden Quill's national spelling bee for a childhood loss who exploits a loophole in the present day to return to competition. Steamrolling hapless young children and fuming judges with his superior spelling skills, Guy forms an odd friendship with ten-year old Chaitanya, a hard-nosed introvert unmoved by the ruthless competitive drive reporter Jenny Widgeon attempts to decode.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jason Bateman
14-Jan-1969   Arrested Development
Ben Falcone
25-Aug-1973   Howard on Joey
Beth Grant
18-Sep-1949   Sissy Hickey on Sordid Lives
Kathryn Hahn
23-Jul-1974   Lily Lebowski on Crossing Jordan
Philip Baker Hall
10-Sep-1931   Magnolia
Rachael Harris
12-Jan-1968   Notes from the Underbelly
Allison Janney
19-Nov-1959   C. J. Cregg on The West Wing


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