Bad Words

(2014)

Jason Bateman (Identity Thief) 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 (Kathryn Hahn of We’re the Millers) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand of Homeland), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.

‘Bad Words’ Director Featurette with Jason Bateman

‘Bad Words’ Director Featurette with Jason Bateman

Go behind-the-scenes with first time director Jason Bateman and the cast of Bad Words in this special Director Featurette. The star/director reveals why he wanted to make his first feature with this script chocked full of dark humor. The story follows 40-year-old Gus Trilby (Jason Bateman) who exploits a loophole to compete in the Golden Quill National Spelling Bee. We also hear from co-stars Kathryn Hahn, Rohan Chand, Allison Janney and screenwriter Andrew Dodge in this featurette which also includes behind-the-scenes footage from the set. Following a limited release in New York and Los Angeles, this raucous comedy expands nationwide starting today, March 28.

Bad Words was released March 28th, 2014.

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Two ‘Bad Words’ Clips

Two ‘Bad Words’ Clips

Guy Trilby has not graduated the 8th grade, which he goes out of his way to exploit in the first of two new clips for the Jason Bateman directed comedy Bad Words as it gears up for its SXSW debut before opening in theaters across the country this March. At 40 years of age, Guy is determined to win the National Quill Spelling Bee, but he is not ready to explain his motives to a journalist he has conned into a very torrid affair. Also starring Kathryn Hahn, take a sneak peek at this hilarious expose on one very troubled man and the lengths he will go to to get what he wants.

Bad Words was released March 28th, 2014.

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17 ‘Bad Words’ Photos with Jason Bateman

17 ‘Bad Words’ Photos with Jason Bateman

Focus Features has released 17 new photos from Jason Bateman's directorial debut Bad Words, arriving in theaters March 28. The actor-filmmaker also stars as Gus Trilby, a 40-year-old dropout, who exploits a loophole in spelling bee rules that allows him to compete against kids 30 years younger than him. Along the way, he befriends 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), while a journalist (Kathryn Hahn) tries to uncover the truth about why Gus is going to such great lengths to win The Golden Quill National Spelling Bee. Take a look at these photos, which also feature co-stars Allison Janney, Rachael Harris, Philip Baker Hall and Jason Bateman behind the camera.

Bad Words was released March 28th, 2014.

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New ‘Bad Words’ Clip and Photos with Jason Bateman

New ‘Bad Words’ Clip and Photos with Jason Bateman

According to awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), not all girls have nipples. This comes as a shock to Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman), a 40-year-old spelling bee champion that has come back into the game due to a loophole in the rules. Watch as the pair connects in the foul-mouthed, feel good comedy Bad Words, in theaters March 21.

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 (Kathryn Hahn) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), who is completely unfazed by Guy's take-no-prisoners approach to life.

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First ‘Bad Words’ Clip Featuring Jason Bateman

First ‘Bad Words’ Clip Featuring Jason Bateman

Ever want to know the true meaning of the word 'Autofellatio'? Watch as Jason Bateman describes the origins of his winning word in the upcoming comedy Bad Words. Bateman directs and stars in this foul-mouthed look at one man's desperate bid to win a spelling bee at 40 years of age, in theaters this spring.

Bad Words was released March 28th, 2014.

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‘Bad Words’ Poster with Jason Bateman

‘Bad Words’ Poster with Jason Bateman

F....inally the Bad Words official poster is here! Jason Bateman goes no holds barred in the new one-sheet for this comedy, which marks his feature directorial debut after becoming the DGA's youngest-ever director when he helmed three episodes of Valerie (1986) at age 18. What took so long to make the leap from TV to film? This poster only begins to hint at the f...rustration the Arrested Development star must feel.

Guy Trilby is a 40-year old man who finds a loophole in the rules of the National Quill 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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‘Bad Words’ Trailer

‘Bad Words’ Trailer

Last month, Focus Features showed off the first footage from Bad Words in a red band trailer filled with R-rated language. For those who prefer a family-friendly approach, the studio has released an all-ages trailer for Jason Bateman's directorial debut. The filmmaker stars as 40-year-old Gus Trilby, who exploits a loophole to compete in The Golden Quill National Spelling Bee, where he forms a unique friendship with a 10-year-old competitor (Rohan Chand). This comedy opens in limited release March 14, before expanding nationwide March 28.

Jason Bateman (Identity Thief) 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 (Kathryn Hahn of We're the Millers) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand of Homeland), who is completely unfazed by Guy's take-no-prisoners approach to life.

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‘Bad Words’ Red Band Trailer

‘Bad Words’ Red Band Trailer

A 40-year-old man exploits a loophole to join a national spelling B. Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut with this raunchy comedy.