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I had high hopes for Bad Teacher. I have always had a thing for dark comedies. It didn’t hurt that director Jake Kasdan (Zero Effect, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) was helming this project. I imagined something like “Bad Santa”, but with a female lead. As you recall “Bad Santa” starred Billy Bob Thorton in possibly his best role. He was an irredeemable alcoholic thief who poses as Santa to rob various malls. That movie took no prisoners and was not afraid to wallow in the muck. Bad Teacher falls short of these lofty goals, but does provide some laughs. Cameron Diaz stars in basically the Thorton role as Elizabeth Halsey, a teacher at John Adams Middle School. To say that Elizabeth is a nasty piece work would be an understatement. She couldn’t care less about her students, doesn’t bond with any of the other teachers »

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