Bad Words

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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MPAA Rating
R 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 plot formulation from

Additional Notes

  • 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.