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In Movie Theaters:Friday, March 14, 2014   Nationwide   
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. . . Irene
. . . Pete

Companies: Focus Features & 2 more


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

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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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