“Bad Words”(2013) is a black comedy film directed by Jason Bateman and also starring him as the main character of the movie. This was Bateman’s first movie directed and I have to say it was a good one, had me laughing out loud the whole entire film. The movie also stars Rachel Harris, Allison Janney, Kathryn Hahn, and Philip Baker and also one of the younger actors that has roles in such movies like “Lone Survivor” and “Jack and Jill” who was super funny to me the whole movie as well is actor Rohan Chand. The movie released at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival in September and then released in March of 2014 in the US.
Bateman plays Guy Trilby who is a 8th grade middle school drop who comes back for one last chance of glory and enters himself in the National Quill Spelling Bee. Through various rules and standings Bateman can enter as a adult due to his not passing the 8th grade which pretty much everyone frowned upon. It was loaded with comedy and lots of bad words and crude humor. So if you get offended easily this may not be the movie for you. As for the acting between Jason Bateman and Rohan Chand really make this movie between the two of them I could not stop laughing the whole time. I was very undecided if I wanted to watch this movie but my buddy told me it was super funny so I gave it a try and it was well worth it.
I like Jason Bateman a lot every role he always plays is this certain energy that he upholds and plays very well in every movie he is in. It is awesome that this was directed by him and also his very first film he directed. I have always wondered how those sets would be, with a actor and director being the same person. Overall great movie and a must see ! Thanks !– J.T.