Jason Bateman

Reviews

Monday, March 24 2014

'Bad Words' Is Bad, All Right

Jason Bateman’s directorial debut about a misanthropic adult who disrupts a school spelling championship benefits from his clockwork comic timing, but it mistakes a potty mouth for subversive humor.


Blogs

Friday, March 14 2014

Kids, Cursing, and the Cruelness of Life: 'Bad Words'

This movie is very funny, and for a comedy, that's everything. What's lying under the surface, however, may be more calculated than clever.


News

Wednesday, July 2 2008

He's the straight man, the Every man — the Bate-man!

The part reads, "mild-mannered, middle-aged white guy, kind of idealistic, sort of a cheerleader, not the utter pushover he seems." And oh yeah, "Make him


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