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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
Gwen Parden ...
Brace Faced Girl
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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$113,301, 16 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,764,027, 16 May 2014
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2.35 : 1
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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

During the diner scene with Chia and Guy, when the mother comes to talk to Guy, Chia is sitting with his back against the seat, the camera angle changes and shows Chia then sitting forward with the menu in his hand. The camera angle changes again, and Chia is sitting back against the seat again with no menu. Once again, the angle changes and Chia is sitting forward again with the menu in his hand again. See more »

Quotes

Proctor at Spelling Bee: [not thinking Trilby is a contestant] So, are you a judge?
Guy Trilby: No. I'm the *winner*.
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Connections

References Slumdog Millionaire (2008) See more »

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Feed of Man
Performed by Billy Bragg & Wilco
Written by Woody Guthrie and Jeff Tweedy (as Jeffrey Scot Tweedy
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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An impeccable film that draws you in.
28 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Bad Words is a film that exceeded my expectations upon the first view. I found the film to be incredibly hilarious even at moments that seemed inappropriate, you really couldn't help yourself, I mean everyone loves a bit of marzipan now and then ;)

Batmeman did a fantastic job directing the film, You begin support his character (guy) because his humour is just flawless and shameless. Also includes a crude yet adorable friendship bond that you just fall in love with.

I Honestly seemed like a streamline plot that was turned into something incredibly witty thats absolutely worth your time.


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