Bad Words

Bad Words

"The end justifies the means"
  • R
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 6.6  (46,745)
  • 57

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.

Bad Words
Rohan Chand On His Favorite Word
Rohan Chand On His Favorite Word

Behind the Scenes - 15 sec

Bad Words
Bad Words

Trailer - 1 min 38 sec

Jason Bateman On His Path To Directing
Jason Bateman On His Path To Directing

Behind the Scenes - 30 sec

Rachael Harris On Her Character
Rachael Harris On Her Character

Behind the Scenes - 35 sec

Phllip Baker Hall On His Character
Phllip Baker Hall On His Character

Behind the Scenes - 56 sec

Ben Falcone On His Character
Ben Falcone On His Character

Behind the Scenes - 26 sec

Description
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.

Bad Words is a 2014 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 57.

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  • Release Date
    2014
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 28 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (46,745)
  • Metascore
    57