Bad Words
First screened in December 2014
Director: Jason Bateman. Cast: Jason Bateman, Rohan Chand, Kathryn Hahn, Philip Baker Hall, Steve Witting, Allison Janney, Ben Falcone, Anjul Nigam, Beth Grant, Rachael Harris, Patricia Belcher, Kimleigh Smith, Connor Kalopsis, Emily Sarah Carlson. Screenplay: Andrew Dodge.

Twitter Capsule: Tonally odd essay on Bateman's own arrested development. Funny in flashes but remarkably hostile toward most characters.

VOR:   Noteworthy insofar as it lifts the hood a bit on the scurrilous aggression barely suppressed by even the more superficially amiable of our boyman stars. Skippable in every other dimension.

Photo © 2013 Focus Features/Darko Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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