Featuring Original Music by Rolfe Kent
(March 13, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Back Lot Music will release the BAD WORDS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The album features original music composed by Golden Globe Award nominee Rolfe Kent (SIDEWAYS, UP IN THE AIR).
Jason Bateman (IDENTITY THIEF) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy BAD WORDS. He stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. While reporter Jenny Widgeon (Kathryn Hahn of WE’RE THE MILLERS) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya Chopra (Rohan Chand of HOMELAND) who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life. Focus Features releases BAD WORDS in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, March 14; in select cities on Friday, March 21; and in more cities on Friday, March 28.
“The tone of BAD WORDS feels as if it has its own rules. It was fun and strange to have this wonderfully ironic and dry Jason on-screen – and also in the room as I worked,” says composer Rolfe Kent. “Jason and I spoke before BAD WORDS was even shot, about how clarinet might be great for the score. I took it further and suggested doing just woodwind – no strings and no brass. We got the flavor we wanted.”
Unexpected texture and sounds, and a signature musical personality, are the hallmarks of the work of English-born film composer Rolfe Kent, who has scored over 50 films, including the Oscar-nominated UP IN THE AIR (for which was nominated for a Satellite award) and SIDEWAYS (for which he was nominated for Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards); and ABOUT SCHMIDT, ELECTION, MEAN GIRLS, LEGALLY BLONDE, WEDDING CRASHERS, GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST, and NURSE BETTY. Kent also composed the Emmy-nominated main title theme for the Showtime hit series DEXTER. In 2012, he received the BMI Awards’ Richard Kirk Award for Career Achievement.