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