1 hour 45 minutes
Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Phillip Baker Hall
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – I just want to assure you that all the good things you’ve heard about “Bad Words” are absolutely true. It’s the funniest film in ages.
Jason Bateman makes a smashing directing debut. Bateman is also terrific playing the world’s most obnoxious guy, and it seems he’s also got a special way with words.
He’s so offensive using a loophole to compete against children in a prestigious Spelling Bee. Why would you do that?
Why Indeed? Bateman steamrolls his way into everyone’s bad side. He’s the most sarcastic individual you’ll ever meet.
He goes out of his way to assault your sensibilities with a vengeance and get on everyone’s nerves.
A marvelous comedy with a memorable character can’t win over the audience by insults alone.
Both need redeeming qualities, which eventually reveal themselves but not before Bateman resorts to every dirty trick of psychological warfare to unnerve the innocent Spelling Bee children.
I want you to know that “Bad Words” is a comedy classic. A brilliantly crafted black comedy that’s too funny for words.
Becker’s having the last word by spelling it out with 4 stars.
Positive word of mouth will truly confirm that I know what I’m talking about.