Production Co: Focus Features, Aggregate Films, Darko Entertainment
Director: Jason Bateman
Writer: Andrew Dodge
Stars: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Philip Baker Hall, Allison Janney
Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old man seeking catharsis in his life. He seizes the ideal that this will come for him through the National Spelling Bee; after discovering a loophole in the rules, Guy zealously joins the competition and easily outpaces the pre-teen field in match after match. As reporter Jenny Widgeon delves into Guy's story, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely friendship with a competitor, awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya, which may spell things differently for his future.