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'Bad Words' Is Bad, All Right
24 Mar 2014 // 4:00 AM
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.
Kids, Cursing, and the Cruelness of Life: 'Bad Words'
14 Mar 2014 // 3:00 AM
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.
He's the straight man, the Every man — the Bate-man!
2 Jul 2008 // 12:22 AM
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