Bad Words

Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman), a 40-year-old misanthrope, makes waves at a regional spelling bee when, due to a loophole in the rules, he is allowed to enter -- and later wins. Hurling insults at every turn, Guy advances to the national contest in Los Angeles, accompanied by a reporter (Kathryn Hahn) who wants to discover his hidden motives for entering the bee. As the competition gears up, friendless Guy inexplicably forms a bond with a young speller who is feeling parental pressure to win.
- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Now Playing

Bad Words is not showing in any theaters in the area.



  • Jason Bateman


  • Jason Bateman
  • Kathryn Hahn
  • Rohan Chand
  • Philip Hall
  • Allison Janney
  • Ben Falcone
  • Anjul Nigam
  • Bob Stephenson
  • Patricia Belcher
  • Matthew Zhang
  • Madison Hu
  • Rachael Harris
  • Connor Kalopsis
  • Judith Hoag
  • Mychael Bates


  • Jason Bateman
  • Mason Novick
  • Sean McKittrick
  • Jeff Culotta
  • Edward Hamm Jr.
  • Jim Garavente
  • Darren Demetre

What others are saying

  • Witness to Wartime: The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujii @ Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

    Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 16
    • or