R for Crude and Sexual Content, Brief Nudity, Language.
Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Rohan Chand, Philip Baker Hall, Allison Janney, Ben Falcone, Anjul Nigam, Bob Stephenson, Patricia Belcher, Matthew Zhang, Madison Hu, Rachael Harris, Connor Kalopsis, Judith Hoag, Mychael Bates
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.