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Bad Words (2013)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 28 March 2014 (USA)
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A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult.

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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Pete Fowler
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Bedazzled Judge
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Sriram Chopra
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Bill Murhoff
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Ingrid
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Braden Aftergood
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Ling Quan
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An adult, who has been a school dropout, finds a loophole in the regulations and participates in the largest spelling bee in the USA, The Golden Quill. His aim is to take revenge for something done to him in the past. Written by Sophia Canoni

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The end justifies the mean.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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28 March 2014 (USA)  »

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Palavrões  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$113,301 (USA) (16 March 2014)

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$7,764,027 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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The screenplay was featured in the 2011 "Blacklist"--a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

In the extended scene where Guy pretends to have hit Chaitanya with his car, he squirts ketchup on the bumper of the car, as well as Chaitanya's face, to look like blood. When he picks Chaitanya up and puts him in the car a few minutes later, the bumper of the car is clean. See more »

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Guy Trilby: [to a mother who swore in the presence of Chai] Why don't you take your potty mouth, go locate your pre-teen cock-sucking son and stuff him back up that old blown-out sweat sock of a vagina and scoot off back to whatever shit-kicking town you came from!
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References The Honeymooners (1955) See more »

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Colour of Your Soul
Written by Anthony Mawer
Courtesy of APM Music
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Sad that some people don't get it.
21 March 2014 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

This is indeed racist and it's also misogynistic. Does this mean that a movie with those qualities can't be funny? The movie knows it's racist and (wow this word is overused lately) misogynistic . It's also extremely funny. If you know you can't see past certain things like that then I suggest you don't watch this movie. It's mean and and very crude and hilarious.

I was actually ashamed that I laughed at some of the jokes as I consider myself to be a good person but they are so shamelessly delivered by Bateman I just couldn't help myself. Young Rohan Chand was very likable and held his own with Bateman who knows first hand about what it takes to be a child actor. Turn off your media forced judgment and just enjoy the movie. Even assholes can be funny.


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