Saturday, April 5, 2014
Bad Words: Skip This #%^@#$% Movie
Jason Bateman must be the most likeable, and, or, luckiest guy in the movie biz. The critics adore him. This movie is a perfect example.
In his directorial debut, Bateman also stars as a 40-year-old poster boy for arrested development. (Sound familiar?) Since he quit school somewhere around the eighth grade, he technically qualifies for the national spelling bee. And that's fortuitous because he happens to be a spelling dynamo.
So there he is onstage with the kiddies, viciously competing.
There's a back story that's divulged at the end of the movie.
Hint: Revenge is a word best spelled R-E-V-E-N-G-E.
Still nothing can explain or justify his unfunny, uncouth shenanigans. Now, the Movie Slut loves a good politically incorrect movie as much as anyone. (There's Something About Mary is a favorite.) And there's nothing on this screen that offends her.
"It's just not funny," she says.