Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old man seeking catharsis in his life. He seizes upon the idea 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 delves into Guy's story, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely friendship with a competitor, awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya, which may spell things differently for his future.
Rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for crude and sexual content, language and brief nudity.