This "Bad Words" is a "Bad Movie." I went to see it because the trailer looked funny and I like Jason Bateman. I left wondering how anyone would ever have thought that this would make for an interesting movie...It's just bad. Essentially Bateman lies, cheats, is mean to, and does awful things to pre-teens who are earnestly trying to win the national spelling bee competition. He befriends a young Indian boy and displays his friendship to this kid (who's barely ten or eleven years old) by renting a woman of the evening and letting him see her tits! It's awful and embarrassing for everyone involved. It was a waste of money and done in poor taste. If the audience at the performance I attended is any indication, this film will be gone shortly. Good riddance.