Bad Words (2014)

83) Bad Words (2014)

A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult.

6/10 – It’s an interesting role for Bateman who is remembered for the nice, rational thinking Michael Bluth, as he now takes on the role of a racist, nasty, emotionally angry, foul mouthed prick. Yet, with all of that said, you find yourself rooting for him at times with no real knowledge for the most part as to why he is the way he is, and why he’s doing what he’s doing. Frustratingly, even with the ‘big reveal’, it didn’t really answer why he was that much of a racist dick.

It’s cheap, obnoxious, invariably offensive laughs, and certainly not as clever as you could have hoped, but Bateman’s “Bad Words” is certainly better than some of the other rubbish he’s been roped into putting out since finishing Arrested Development.

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