The always lovable and self-deprecating Jason Bateman is set to launch his directorial debut, called Bad Words – an R-rated comedy about a 40-something year old man who enters spelling bees to annoy Allison Janney and sleep with Kathryn Hahn. Naturally the world needs a family friendly trailer for that…
If you need the dirt on Bad Words, Darryn wrote a surprisingly coherent post about it a month ago, featuring the red band trailer. The green band trailer is now out and it changes so little that I’m just going to reuse the same image Darryn did…
Hell, here’s the same synopsis:
Jason Bateman (“Identity Thief”) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy “Bad Words.” Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame.
As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn of “We’re the Millers”) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand of “Homeland”), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m all for this film. But the censored trailer is pointless, other than noting where they changed the original dialogue. After all, why have a trailer for a movie called Bad Words and then take out all the bad words? Seems like false advertising. If you are going to watch this movie, yet find bad words offensive… Well, call me so I can say “told you so.”
Here’s the green band trailer:
Bad Words will be released on 28 March.
Last Updated: January 9, 2014