Ever since its release, I’ve used Bridesmaids as the standard for a comedy movie that can truly make me laugh. Anyone who knows me will know that it’s my favourite comedy in recent years. To hear that Spy, a movie directed by the same director, Paul Feig – who also wrote it, was potentially funnier than Bridesmaids was all I needed to hear to garner my interest.Read more
Jason Bateman is a guy everybody knows but few remember why. He’s non-threatening, unassuming, and otherwise doesn’t really stand out. In his most prominent role of Michael Bluth on Arrested Development, he was an overprotecting helicopter dad, a 2000s Danny Tanner, who just blended in against the more interesting characters around him.
In Bad Words, his directorial debut, Bateman attempts to be the centre of attention by being a man with a mission, and a foul mouth.
He plays Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who uses a loophole to enter the Golden Quill Spelling Bee. His competitors are children. His goal is to win. Everything else is less certain.Read more