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Jason Bateman brings the potty mouth in the red-band trailer for Bad Words

12.10.2013

I can't quite put my finger on it, but the reemergence of Jason Bateman as a leading man, particularly in comedies, has been really great. Bateman has come a long way since TEEN WOLF TOO, making a hilarious splash in films like DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY, JUNO, UP IN THE AIR, HORRIBLE BOSSES, and of course, Arrested Development. He's kind of the perfect "everyman" although he can play a good "bad" guy as well. With BAD WORDS, his directorial debut, he seems to taking on the hybrid of both, starring as a "spelling bee loser" who is on a course for revenge by competing as an adult.

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Here's the synopsis:

Jason Bateman (Identity Thief) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy Bad Words. Mr. Bateman 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. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn of We're the Millers) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand of Homeland), who is completely unfazed by Guy's take-no-prisoners approach to life.

As a fan of Bateman's, I'll definitely give this a go. I've heard from a few folks who've seen the film (including our own review) that it's absolutely hilarious As an R-rated comedy with a heavy use of poetic profanity it makes for an easy sell, too. Toss in Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, and Philip Baker Hall and you've got some good folks to usher in a foul-mouthed revenge comedy.

BAD WORDS hits theaters on March 28, 2014.

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Extra Tidbit: I can forgive an Identity Thief for something like this. Also, Extract is one of Bateman's under appreciated gems. Give it a look if you've never seen it (on Netflix streaming).
Source: Focus Features

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5:57PM on 12/11/2013
I think I could predict most of this film, but it looks hilarious. He makes one short-round joke and I'm satisfied.
I think I could predict most of this film, but it looks hilarious. He makes one short-round joke and I'm satisfied.
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2:31PM on 12/10/2013
i had a good feeling about this but this has gone above and beyond! Bateman lays down profanity like an artist with a brush. poetry.
i had a good feeling about this but this has gone above and beyond! Bateman lays down profanity like an artist with a brush. poetry.
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1:47PM on 12/10/2013
"Your chair called me for help". Brilliant
"Your chair called me for help". Brilliant
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12:22PM on 12/10/2013

Bad [Insert Activity, Professional Title, Thing] is its new sub genre

Bad Santa, Bad Teacher, now Bad Words. I for one, am in favor of this form of comedy. It's more genuine and sweet in the end than most sappy PG-13 fare. Also: this one looks HILARIOUS
Bad Santa, Bad Teacher, now Bad Words. I for one, am in favor of this form of comedy. It's more genuine and sweet in the end than most sappy PG-13 fare. Also: this one looks HILARIOUS
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12:18PM on 12/10/2013

Awesome, this guy is great.

Looks good. A little bit of raunch, a little bit of heart and a whole lot of Bateman.
Looks good. A little bit of raunch, a little bit of heart and a whole lot of Bateman.
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11:32AM on 12/10/2013
My ticket is already bought.
My ticket is already bought.
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11:24AM on 12/10/2013
Haha, I'm so going to watch this.
Haha, I'm so going to watch this.
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11:18AM on 12/10/2013
Tailor-made for me, can't wait.
Tailor-made for me, can't wait.
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11:13AM on 12/10/2013

Ice Cream?

"Fuck ice cream, how much to touch them"
"Fuck ice cream, how much to touch them"
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11:08AM on 12/10/2013
Hilarious. Looks to be in the same comedic profanity vein as Bad Santa which is a great thing.
Hilarious. Looks to be in the same comedic profanity vein as Bad Santa which is a great thing.
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11:03AM on 12/10/2013
Wanted to see this since I read Bumbray's review.

Also, Extract would be a good addition to the Best Movies You've Never Seen column, Dinkus.
Wanted to see this since I read Bumbray's review.

Also, Extract would be a good addition to the Best Movies You've Never Seen column, Dinkus.
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11:11AM on 12/10/2013
It's on the docket!

Got a lot to get to in 2014!
It's on the docket!

Got a lot to get to in 2014!
11:54AM on 12/10/2013
The brilliance of Extract can be summed up by the scene where Ben Affleck says, "There he goes. Johnny Horsecock," brilliantly delivered off camera. I'm not being facetious, that's brilliant direction.
The brilliance of Extract can be summed up by the scene where Ben Affleck says, "There he goes. Johnny Horsecock," brilliantly delivered off camera. I'm not being facetious, that's brilliant direction.
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