Former flames Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake star in this comedy about a foul-mouthed, gold-digging, high school teacher. Diaz plays the teacher, who sets her money grubbing sights on a substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake) who happens to be the heir to a watch company fortune.... More
From the director of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Orange County.Hide
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BY Andreas Heinemann Flicks Writer
Feeling like a Judd Apatow or Todd Phillips directed effort with a foul-mouthed female in the lead instead of one of the boys, Bad Teacher is the polar opposite of soppy, sweet-as-sugar love stories that invariably fail to deliver the laughs. Cameron Diaz steps it up here, perhaps knowing that she’s getting older and each lead role could be her last.... More
As faint praise as it may seem, her performance as an abrasive gold digger is probably a career best. She doesn’t look out of place surrounded by veteran comedy performers and she’s able to get some laugh out loud moments out of the weaker material. Liz Punch as the sickeningly positive Miss Squirrel makes for a great counterpoint and duelling dynamic on the teaching staff. Jason Segel is effortlessly good in his supporting role and Justin Timberlake as a goofy goody-two-shoes rich boy is an entertaining piece of casting.
The script doesn’t always do the best job of tying all these performances into an interesting story, but it keeps a brisk pace and provides plenty of un-PC jokes to keep you entertained. Even the smutty and gross-out humour won’t have you rolling your eyes in embarrassment for a change.
A happy ending feels typically tacked on and unconvincing, but for the majority of the running time it’s pretty much all you could ask for out of a date movie.Hide
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BY morgana1972 superstar
Yep she said that! Damn this is BAD BAD BAD & I loved it!!! I wish I had a Teacher like her.
BY munchkin superstar
I think Cameron Diaz is a very funny and talented actress who looks like she has nailed this role I want to see it just to see how the chemistry is between her and her ex Timberlake. and I m sure theres a lot of guys that will see this with the girlfriends just to have a perv at her
BY Tony-Bertasius lister
Mr Timberlake seemed to have been recruited just for his name, and any talents he displayed in earlier films went out of the window on every scene he was in. Ms Diaz tried hard with her lines, but they weren't strong or funny enough to make any impact beyond the crude and unappetising. Perhaps the only saving grace was Mr Segal, whose droll and effortless delivery made his character likeable. If only the storyline hadn't been so signposted to the final... More scenes then it may have been more appealing.
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