Thursday, July 10, 2008

Movie: Word Wars

We bitches enjoy a good documentary every now and then (like Air Guitar Nation which we reviewed a few months ago, or Spellbound) which is why we were excited when we heard about Word Wars: Tiles and Tribulations on the Scrabble Game Circuit, a documentary about competitive Scrabble playing. Yes, this movie was just as exciting as it sounds, and even more hilarious.

This movie follows four of the top competitor's in the NSA (not, National Security Agency, but the National Scrabble Association) Scrabble Tournament playing for $25,000 and the title of top Scrabbler. There is the previous winner, a stand-up comedian, a poor black guy from Harlem, and a man incredibly encumbered by various gastrointestinal problems.

Quick vote: This movie is incredible, with Scrabble scores of 400-500 per person, and it makes us feel like crappy players (though we have chewed up one of those tile racks, which made us very happy). We definitely recommend that y'all check this one out!

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