Blu-ray, DVD Release: Bad Words

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 8, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment


Bad WordsJason Bateman (The Switch) plays a foul-mouthed spelling wonder in  omedy movie Bad Words.

Bateman’s Guy Trilby is on a mission and doesn’t care who is hurt. After finding a loophole in the rules of the national spelling bee The Golden Quill, Trilby competes despite being 30 years older than the other average contestant. Contest officials and parents are outraged.

But one contestant, 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand, Lone Survivor) gives Trilby a run for his money and they start to influence each other, for better or worse.

Bad Words got decent reviews from critics, better from moviegoers, earning 64% approval from critics and 70% from moviegoers, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Still, turnout for the film in theaters was on the lower side for a Jason Bateman movie: Bad Words grossed only $7.7 million, compared to $134 million for Identity Thief and $37 million for The Change-Up.

Bad Words Blu-ray boxTry it out on disc. You might not be disappointed.

Also directed by Bateman, Bad Words, his first feature film, also stars Kathryn Hahn (Afternoon Delight), Allison Janney (The Way, Way Back) and Philip Baker Hall (People Like Us).

On DVD and Blu-ray, the R-rated film carries these special features:

  • deleted and extended scenes
  • featurette “The Minds and Mouths Behind Bad Words
  • commentary with star and director Bateman.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo adds a downloadable digital copy via UltraViolet.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.