April 2, 2014

Movie preview: “Bad Words”

Rated: R for language, crude and sexual content and brief nudity

Running time: 1 hr 28 min

Cast: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Ben Falcone, Rachael Harris

Plot: A forty-year-old man discovers a loophole in the National Spelling Bee rules that allows him to compete against the pre-teen participants, and in the process strikes up an unlikely friendship with a 10-year-old misfit as he becomes the subject of a news story by probing reporter.