Looming over “Bad Words” is the potential it could have had, as is, were it released ten years ago. With its focus of R-rated behavior poking at the projected innocence of children, along with the couple of chromosomes that keep Bateman’s Trilby from being a Vince Vaughn character, this movie is certainly a product of the comedies that have sculpted out the manchild story in the past decade.
Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, John Turturro, Stanley Tucci, What Just Happened? (4)
Left to right: Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, John Turturro and Stanley Tucci in “What Just Happened?”.
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