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Guy Trilby is a middle school dropout in his forties who uncovers the fact this his father, Dr. William Bowman, who left his unmarried mother after learning that she was pregnant, happens to be the organizer for "The Golden Quill," the country's biggest spelling bee. In a quest of revenge against Dr. Bowman, Guy discovers a loophole in the spelling bee's admission policy and realizes that, having never completed middle school, he actually has a chance to win the Golden Quill.

While Guy quests to make his name unforgettable to his father, he makes friends with a reporter and two other contestants. Guy returns his friendship with one of the contestants, a 10 year old, by explaining the less pristine elements of life, like casual theft, booze, and naked women.

Bad Words is an English-language black comedy from 2014 with a total running time of 88 minutes. It features Jason Bateman as its lead actor, director, and one of its four producers. The film is distributed by Focus Features.

| 2014 | 1 hr 28 min | 6.6/10 | 57/100
Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Rohan Chand, Philip Baker Hall
Darko Entertainment, Aggregate Films, MXN
Jason Bateman
Produced By
Jason Bateman, Jeff Culotta, Sean McKittrick, Mason Novick

Also directed by Jason Bateman

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