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Bad Teacher (2011)

R | | Comedy | 24 June 2011 (USA)
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A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.

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Storyline

When her wealthy fiancé breaks it off, gold digger Elizabeth Halsey returns to middle school: she's an awful teacher but wants to save for breast-implant surgery. She brightens when Scott, a new teacher, turns out to be rich, and she stops showing films and sleeping in class when told there's a bonus for the teacher whose class scores highest on the state exam. Her competition for Scott and the bonus is cheery and tightly wound Amy. Amy digs for dirt on Elizabeth who cheats her way toward Scott's bed and the money. Honesty with students seems to be her only skill. She ignores Russell, a droll gym teacher, who looks on. Will she succeed with Scott and get those new breasts? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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She doesn't give an "F."

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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24 June 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Malas enseñanzas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,603,106 (USA) (24 June 2011)

Gross:

$100,292,856 (USA) (7 October 2011)
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Trivia

Champion National Hunt horse racing owner J.P.McManus, named one of his horses 'Shutthefrontdoor' which Amy (Lucy Punch) says when she tells someone to shut up. See more »

Goofs

When Elizabeth is watching television on New Year's Eve and her roommate is talking to her, she dips a whole corn dog into the mustard. In the next shot, the corn dog is eaten almost to the middle. See more »

Quotes

[the police find Elizabeth's drug stash in Amy's desk]
Amy Squirrel: Those aren't mine! That's not even my desk!
Elizabeth Halsey: [with fake sympathy] Don't worry, Amy. We'll get you the help you need.
Amy Squirrel: You MONSTER!
[goes for Elizabeth, only to be dragged off by the police]
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Remade as Bad Teacher (2014) See more »

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Chicago Beatdown
Written and Performed by Tim Ziesmer
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Stupid movie really.
4 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

I thought this movie would be funny but it's just another movie that thinks it can be funny by being as raunchy as possible. Not very funny, maybe laughed once. Getting really tired of these movies that are basically trying to get laughs by being vulgar. You know there are other ways to get people to laugh. Cameron Diaz plays the part fine. Although she has done much better and i think she can find better movies to act in. The guy (don't know who he is) was alright, but his part was not very believable. I felt like i kept watching the movie thinking it would get better, well it didn't. It was just kind of bland.


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