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
The word "antidisestablishmentarianism" roughly means "against separation of church and state." See more »
The only accepted format in a spelling bee is for a contestant to repeat their word, spell it, and announce it again. But when Guy Trilby is called in round 2 to spell Floccinaucinihilipilification, he simply spells the word and, once told he is correct, exits the podium and returns to his seat. In fact, this happens more than once in the film. See more »
I was wondering what the grammatical significance of that sentence is: "Why run from fire ants?"
Well, every vowel's in there, starting with the u, going to the a. Right, it's backwards?
...Well, I guess it's pretty easy, y'know, for a sentence. Y'know, I wish there was one word that had all the vowels in it in alphabetical order.
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I love comedies, but to be quite honest seldom do I laugh out loud continuously through a film. Bad Words left me in stitches. It has "oh no they didn't go there" humor in spades. It's not the crassness or taboo breaking in and of it self that makes this a great comedy, it's the tongue in cheek cleverness of it all. It's fearless, smart, bad taste like an early John Waters film or Bad Santa. Jason Bateman sells the vile Guy Trilby role and the co star kid played by Rohan Chand is fantastic and really is the child prodigy he plays. The entire cast plays it straight enough to make the absurdity realistic and believable so the whole movie hangs together as a story as well as a laugh factory.
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