Bad Words

'Bad Words' Review

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by Kate Erbland March 12, 2014 04:37 PM
Focus Features
“I’m not that good at a lot of stuff, especially thinking things through.”
Nope, Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) really isn’t so good at thinking things through, but the bad choices that pepper Bateman’s directorial debut, ‘Bad Words,’ go so far beyond misplaced common sense that Guy’s early and wholly understated confession about his decision-making style is perhaps the last actually relatable bit of the entire film. A black comedy with a black heart, Bateman’s ‘Bad Words’ knowingly attempts to push the envelope of unlikability, littering the big screen with pintsized victims and one heck of a mangled word-centric competition. Often funny by virtue of its shock value and Guy’s clever wordsmithery, ‘Bad Words’ still doesn’t feel quite so great going down, but it at least announces Bateman’s directorial sensibilities loud and clear, and there’s plenty here to mine for future projects.

'Bad Words' Red-Band NSFW Trailer: Jason Bateman is a Foul-Mouthed Spelling Bee Constestant

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by Damon Houx December 09, 2013 05:35 PM
Focus Features
http://youtu.be/NMO7sBxE-4Q
It seems ever since 'Bad Santa' any film that features adults acting horrendously around children must have the word 'Bad' in the title. Joining 'Teacher' and 'Santa' is 'Bad Words,' which Jason Bateman directed and stars in as a 40-year-old man who competes against children in a national spelling bee.

Jason Bateman is Up to Direct Some 'Bad Words'

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by Damon Houx July 10, 2012 10:00 PM
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Jason Bateman is a journeyman, having tasted success in the 1980's as a regular on 'Valerie's Family,' and star of the misconceived  'Teen Wolf Too,' only to reinvent himself in the 21st century as one of the premiere straight men on 'Arrested Development' and in movies like 'Horrible Bosses.' And now he's looking to direct.