Bad Words (2013) is an American black comedy film written by Andrew Dodge, directed by and starring Jason Bateman, and also starring Allison Janney, Rachael Harris, Phillip Baker Hall, and Kathryn Hahn.
Originally premiering at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (September 6, 2013), it saw a limited release in the United States on March 14, 2014, and is scheduled for wide release on March 28, 2014.
40-something middle school dropout and former spelling bee whiz Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) seeks revenge by trying to win a spelling bee as an adult after finding an eligibility loophole. Along the way, he makes an unexpected connection with a young (age-appropriate) Indian contestant that will change both of their lives.
- Jason Bateman as Guy Trilby
- Allison Janney as Dr. Bernice Deagan
- Kathryn Hahn as Jenny Widgeon
- Rohan Chand as Chaitainya Chopra
- Rachael Harris as Eric Tai's Mother
- Ben Falcone as Pete Fowler
- Judith Hoag
- Beth Grant as Irene
- Philip Baker Hall
- Patricia Belcher as Ingrid
- Anjul Nigam as Sriram
- Michael Patrick McGill as Beet-Red Father
- Bob Stephenson as Bill Murhoff
- Steve Witting as Proctor
- Greg Cromer as Jeremy