Jason Bateman’s potty-mouthed black comedy Bad Words premiered last year to very good notices at the Toronto Film Festival. They were so good, in fact, that I have to ask myself: is this the best R-rated comedy since Bad Santa?
Watch the first clip of Bad Words below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Bad Words:
(Identity Thief) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy Bad Words. Mr. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter ( of We're the Millers) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya ( of Homeland), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.
Bad Words will cuss its way into theaters March 21.