There is a lot of stuff out there in the world vying for both your attention and your hard-earned dollars. The Laugh Button is here to help you make the right decisions when it comes to purchasing funny things. Here’s what’s cool to buy this week.
Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut in the very funny, Bad Words, out this week. Bateman stars in the film as well, playing 40-year-old Guy Trilby. Trilby is an eighth grade dropout who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by entering the competition. He takes no prisoners as he easily crushes the dreams of many eighth graders, angers the contest officials and pisses off parents on his journey to win. When he moves up the ranks, towards nationals, reporter Jenny Widgeon (Kathryn Hahn) tries to discover the true motivation behind Trilby’s fierce competition. As the bee moves on, Trilby befriends 10-year-old Indian contestant, Chaitanya (Rohan Chand). Trilby calls him Slumdog and introduces the awkward young boy to things like shoplifting, alcohol and hookers. This comedy is out on July 8 on DVD and Blu-ray. Read More