Jason Bateman makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy Bad Words. He 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. While reporter Jenny Widgeon (Kathryn Hahn) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya Chopra (Rohan Chand), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.
Starring Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Rohan Chand
Director Jason Bateman