|In Movie Theaters:||Friday, March 14, 2014 Nationwide |
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Beth Grant . . . Irene
Ben Falcone . . . Pete
Philip Baker Hall
|Companies:||Focus Features & 2 more|
|Rating:||for crude and sexual content, language and brief nudity.|
The bitter child of the organizer of the national spelling bee gets his revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win the bee as an adult. Along the way, he befriends a female reporter and a young Indian contestant who he exposes to the wilder side of life.
modified formulation from variety.com
Appeared on the 2011 Black List.
Focus Features acquired distribution rights less than 12 hours after its Ryerson Theatre premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, where it received a strong reception from buyers (Hollywood Reporter, 9/8/13).
The film is in a similar vein as Bad Santa given its strong language and risque sequences.
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Production Updates (27)
- From Tue., February 25, 2014 to Wed., July 11, 2012
- Focusfeatures.com Tue., February 25, 2014
- added Redband Trailer to trailers & videos
- added Video Clip to trailers & videos
- added Theatrical Trailer to trailers & videos
- added a link from facebook.com
- added photos to the film's gallery
- added a link from focusfeatures.com
- added a poster to the gallery
- changed the US film release date from March 21, 2014 to March 14, 2014
- changed the U.S. film release date from TBA 2014 to March 21, 2014
- The Hollywood Reporter Sun., September 8, 2013
- changed the U.S. film release date from TBA to TBA 2014
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