Bad Words [DVD] [2013]

  • SKU: 6712035
  • Release Date: 07/08/2014
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (242 out of 254)

    Synopsis


    Bad Words
    Forty-year-old Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman, starring in his feature directorial debut) discovers a loophole in the National Spelling Bee rules that allows him to compete against the pre-teen participants, and he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a 10-year-old misfit named Chaitanya (Rohan Chand) as he becomes the subject of a news story by probing reporter Jenny Widgeon (Kathryn Hahn). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jason Bateman
      Jason Bateman - Guy Trilby
    • Kathryn Hahn
      Kathryn Hahn - Jenny Widgeon
    • Rohan Chand
      Rohan Chand - Chaitanya
    • Allison Janney
      Allison Janney - Dr. Bernice Deagan
    • Ben Falcone
      Ben Falcone - Pete Fowler



    Customer rating

    4.4
    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Irreverent, hilarious fun in a great format

      Posted
      TreyW
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      Jason Bateman returns to the screen on both sides of the camera in Bad Words, one of the best comedies of the year. In it, he plays a 40-year-old man, Guy Trillby, who competes in a spelling bee with a bunch of preteens because of a loophole. Why is he really doing this? The mystery fuels the surprising heart of this witty, irreverent film. It was great to see Jason Bateman step up as a director, and for a first film, this was excellent. Bateman has a way of getting the best performances from his actors, and he isn't afraid to take chances with the material he puts up. If you haven't seen the movie, give it a try. This blu-ray release from Best Buy is the best way to do so. The film is crisp, the audio clear, and the price is reasonable. I have only one complaint, and that is the lack of extras on the disc. Outside of a 15-minute behind-the-scenes featurette and an audio commentary, there's really nothing to speak of, and it feels like just a step above the bare minimum. Still, this film is worth having in your collection, and will guarantee a lot of laughs in the years to come.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      "Don't look at me."

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      matineeidol
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      Jason Bateman stars in and directs this clever subversive comedy. Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) a 40+ participates in a national spelling bee meant for young students by finding a loop hole in the rules. The fun begins with the irreverent behavior of Trilby as he hijacks the competition. A reporter (Kathryn Hahn) tries to find out for us his true motivation to win the title as he pushes ahead to the dismay of the parents, competitors and the officials. A 10-year-old "nerd" Chaitanya (Rohan Chand) who is a fellow competitor befriends Trilby and almost steals the show. Blue-ray disc presented in it's original format 2.40:1 with extra features: deleted/extended scenes, The Minds and Mouths Behind Bad Words, and Feature Commentary with Director Jason Bateman.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Jason Bateman is so unlikable!

      Posted
      SM469
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      And he does a darn good job in this movie. For 80% of the movie he is short, vile and everything most of us would hate. A far cry from his exasperated lovable loser he's played so well lately (Extract, Identity Thief to name a few). Hang in there Bateman fans, the pay off at the end is very worth while. It almost plays out like a coming of age story where a bad kid has a few real life experiences and emerges out the other side a better and wiser (dare I say kinder) person. Don't let the previous section put you off from the movie, it's also got a lot of great (if not crude) comedy scenes as well. I'd say it has something for the whole family but I certainly wouldn't put this in front of most kids!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      thinks outside the box & funny!

      Posted
      JOHNNYANGEL2010
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      Bateman's characters can be as off-putting as his comedies, and Guy Trilby and Bad Words are more divisive than most. Even so, the film is built around an effective mystery that works incredibly well, affording Bateman the opportunity to make Guy as bad as he likes without losing his audience before turning it all around. Guy may be the worst of the worst but, by film's end, he resembles something... human, perhaps even someone worth rooting for, or at least worthy enough for 90-minutes of laughs. Universal's Blu-ray release doesn't disappoint either, thanks to an excellent video presentation, solid DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track and small but decent selection of extras.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Jason Bateman's Best

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      YoyoThree
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      Despite the mixed reviews the film received when it came out, I'd say this is probably one of Bateman's best performances. Which is to say that while his character is interesting, and hilarious, he's not exactly likable. But if you can get past that (I personally think some of the best protagonists aren't likable in the slightest) and the film's rude, biting sense of humor, you'll be in for a good time. This movie really is a gem.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not as expected

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      JKKINARD
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      When I read the summary of the movie to find out what it was about I figured it would just be a silly film which I was more than okay with because I am a fan Jason Bateman. However, when watching the film it was obvious that it was just not a comedy because of the different emotions displayed throughout the story. Bad Words was definitely pretty funny but it pulls on some other strings too that is not commonly done in movies.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Bad Words = Good Movie

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      bigbaddave777
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      Bad Words was an enjoyable film for first time director Jason Bateman. Playing the lead role in the movie, Jason gives the character the brashness that the title suggest. Obviously as the title suggest there are some bad words in the movie, I think Jason managed to get most of them in the movie. If you are a fan of dark or raunchy humor you'll most likely enjoy this movie, if you don't like that kind of humor you might want to skip this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      If nothing else is on!

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      NewsPhoto
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      The title sort of gives away what to expect, but the language wasn't as bad as we expected. In an era where foul language is common in movies, and usually unnecessary, this flick was pretty much in sync with all the rest. Humor was good,...but sometimes forced. If you have an evening where there's few decent options for other movies/TV shows, BAD WORDS is a worthwhile view. There's been far better,...but also many far worse.

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