ByRicardo Du Toit, writer at Creators.co
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I've never been the spelling bee kind of kid. Even though I did a few in English in a non-English speaking country (and failed half way through all of them), there's something about the competition that gets to me.

Credit: Sam Urdank
Credit: Sam Urdank

Jason Bateman stars and directs Bad Words as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old man with everything to prove, by participating in kids spelling bees. By exploiting a loophole, he is allowed to compete with the best of the best at a nationally televised contest, pissing off everyone in his way.

During his journey, he meets little Chaitanya Chopra, a 10-year-old who is also participating in the contest. As they become best buddies, they both learn from each other a few things about life.

Credit: Sam Urdank
Credit: Sam Urdank

Full of dark humor, that is borderline offensive, it's actually pretty good to see a movie that does not, in any way, hold back on it's intentions. With Guy having such unlikable personality, you'd believe that you're watching a live-action variant of Despicable Me.

This unlikely friendship gives us some of the finest moments, with name-calling and fun, much in a good sense. Definitely a movie that will leave you saying "Oh damn!" for most part of it and with genuine laugh out loud moments.

Credit: Sam Urdank
Credit: Sam Urdank

It is also very obvious that this is Jason Bateman's movie, as he does an amazing job in the directorial seat and at the same time, a memorable performance, that beats most of his comedic roles to a pulp.

Overall, a great black comedy that is as fun as it might be offensive, enough to make a nun blush!

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