Let’s face it, most kids have it coming. If you watch TV at all, you’ll notice that 90% of all commercials these days involve smart-ass kids telling their clueless parents what to do. “Oh, you’re so smart, huh, you little brat, then why don’t you go get a job and pay for your own damn videogames!” Ahem. So, as I was saying, check out the Red Band trailer for Jason Bateman’s directorial debut, “Bad Words”, in which Bateman takes on a bunch of spelling bee kids and finally puts them in their place.
Take that, kids! Adults rule! Kids drool!
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.
Starring Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Rohan Chand, Allison Janney, Ben Falcone, and Rachael Harris.
Spelling it out next year on March 2014.