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A 40-year-old man ignores social expectations and enters himself in a spelling bee competition intended for young students. Having never completed the eighth grade himself, he is technically still eligible and exploits the loophole.
Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman), a 40-year-old misanthrope, makes waves at a regional spelling bee when, due to a loophole in the rules, he is allowed to enter — and later wins. Hurling insults at every turn, Guy advances to the national contest in Los Angeles, accompanied by a reporter (Kathryn Hahn) who wants to discover his hidden motives for entering the bee. As the competition gears up, friendless Guy inexplicably forms a bond with a young speller who is feeling parental pressure to win.
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Google users: 72%
Release date: March 14, 2014
Director: Jason Bateman
Screenplay: Andrew Dodge
Box office: 7.8 million