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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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Proctor at Spelling Bee
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Bedazzled Judge
Gwen Parden ...
Brace Faced Girl
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Sriram Chopra
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Bald Glasses Judge
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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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Storyline

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:

$113,301 (USA) (14 March 2014)

Gross:

$7,764,027 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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Trivia

Steve Witting plays the spelling bee proctor. He portrayed Jason Bateman's friend in "The Hogan Family". 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

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Sabotage/Noah/God's Not Dead (2014) See more »

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Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21, 1. Adagio Molto; Allegro Con Brio
Performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Courtesy of Sony Masterworks
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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An impeccable film that draws you in.
28 June 2014 | by (Australia) – 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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