|Featuring:||Jason Bateman … Guy Trilby
Kathryn Hahn … Jenny Widgeon
Amanda Anka … National Public Television Narrator
Rohan Chand … Chaitanya Chopra
Philip Baker Hall … Dr. Bowman
Allison Janney … Dr. Bernice Deagan
Ben Falcone … Pete Fowler
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult.
Jason Bateman portrays Guy Trilby, 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 (Kathryn Hahn) delves into Guy’s story, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely friendship with a competitor, awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), which may spell things differently for his future.
As the competition weekend progresses, Guy teaches Chaitanya some dark comedic life lessons, and the pair begin to form an unlikely friendship, which doesn’t go unnoticed by Jenny (Hahn), a reporter who has agreed to fund Guy’s competition and travel expenses in exchange for his exclusive story. With a long list of detractors and distractions that threaten to derail Guy from the competition, he must find a way to stay focused on his true mission and compete for what he so badly wants to win.”
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