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Bad Teacher

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2011
  • Jake Kasdan
  • 93 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel. Elizabeth Halsey doesn't set the best example to her high-school students; she drinks, swears and falls asleep in class. But when Elizabeth realises that the prize on offer for the highest achieving teacher would pay for her to get breast implants, she decides to change her ways - and at the same time woo a wealthy colleague.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This awkward and misfiring comedy stars Cameron Diaz as Elizabeth, a hard-drinking and hopeless teacher recently dumped by her rich fiancé, who's desperate to find ways of earning cash to pay for breast-enhancement surgery. When she hears of a teaching contest with a big-money prize, Elizabeth vows to turn over a new leaf and become an inspiration to her pupils, believing her new-found conscientiousness and reupholstered cleavage will win the heart of handsome supply teacher Justin Timberlake. Director Jake Kasdan bundles together a mishmash of high-school movie clichés and off-colour toilet humour, with the flimsy plot and faltering pace providing far too few laughs. Diaz is a serviceable comedian, although her creatively foul-mouthed outbursts quickly become tiresome, while Timberlake, walking a curious line between hunk and geek, fails to make much of an impression.

Credits

Cast

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Elizabeth HalseyCameron Diaz
Scott DelacorteJustin Timberlake
Russell GettisJason Segel
Amy SquirrelLucy Punch
LynnPhyllis Smith
Principal Wally SnurJohn Michael Higgins
Sandy PinkusDave Allen

Crew

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DirectorJake Kasdan

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sony Pictures
Released on
2011-06-17
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing, nudity, drug abuse.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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