In a couple of months you’ll probably hear a lot of people talk about words they cannot spell. That’s because kids from all around the country compete to be the best speller in Scripps National Spelling Bee. But for those who are older and more mature, they are pretty much out of luck beacuse there is no such competition.
But that’s where Jason Bateman‘s Bad Words comes in. His directorial debut centers on a bitter man who takes advantage of a loophole and participates in these spelling bees against kids he is much much older than. So to help promote the film’s upcoing exanding release – the film is out in limited theaters now – Focus Features, the people behind the popular website Urban Dictionary, iO West (LA’s preeminent improv comedy troupe) have teamed up for the First Annual Urban Dictionary Spelling Bee. Hit the jump to learn more. [Read more...]