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Forty-year-old Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman, starring in his feature directorial debut) discovers a loophole in the National Spelling Bee rules that allows him to compete against the pre-teen participants, and he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a 10-year-old misfit named Chaitanya (Rohan Chand) as he becomes the subject of a news story by probing reporter Jenny Widgeon (Kathryn Hahn). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 14, 2014


Jason Bateman
as Guy Trilby
Kathryn Hahn
as Jenny Widgeon
Allison Janney
as Dr. Bernice Deagan
Ben Falcone
as Pete Fowler
Rachael Harris
as Eric Tai's Mother
Philip Baker Hall
as Dr. Bowman
Judith Hoag
as Petal Dubois
Beth Grant
as Bedazzled Judge
Steve Witting
as Proctor at Spelling Bee
Anjul Nigam
as Siriam Chopra
Bob Stephenson
as Bill Murhoff
Patricia Belcher
as Ingrid
Mychael Bates
as Lobster Man
Greg Cromer
as Jeremy "FBI Agent"
Jacquie Barnbrook
as Joyce Sacks' Mom
Terry Shusta
as Cop #1
Amanda Anka
as National Public Television Narrator


Jason Bateman
Sean McKittrick
Jason Bateman
Mason Novick
Ken Seng
Rolfe Kent
Composer (Music Score)
Shepherd Frankel
Production Designer
Edward H. Hamm, Jr.
Executive Producer
Darren M. Demetre
Executive Producer
Jim Garavente
Executive Producer
Adrian H. Gorton
Set Designer
April Napier
Costume Designer
Jeanne McCarthy
Nicole Abellera
Steve Cantamessa
Sound Mixer
Thomas Tannenberger
Visual Effects Supervisor
Darren M. Demetre
Unit Production Manager
Gary Hymes
Stunts Coordinator
Jeremy Hays
Special Effects Coordinator
Josh Comen
Visual Effects Producer
Laurel Kelly
Department Head Hair
Tim Carras
Visual Effects Supervisor
Chamonix Bosch
Second Assistant Director
Syndey Huynh
Production Supervisor
Olcun Tan
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Brad Arensman
Post Production Supervisor
Chris David
Re-Recording Mixer