This Post Contains Bad Words

I love a good insult. The trick to a good insult, and therefore a good laugh line, isn't about how crude it is, but about how clever it is. If it is a well constructed, beginning-middle-end sort of short story - if it takes you on a journey - then you really can't even take offence from it, it's so impressive. That's why I love Archer and the works of Armando Iannucci so much. It's not just yelling and cursing, it's orchestrated meanness.

So I'm really looking forward to Jason Bateman's directorial debut, Bad Words. As this red band trailer illustrates, it seems a meticulously barrage of highly structured bring downs, and several of them directed at children! Yelling at children is always fun. The film, which costars Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, and Philip Baker Hall opens in March.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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