5.7/10
167,644
300 user 284 critic

Bad Teacher (2011)

R | | Comedy | 24 June 2011 (USA)
Trailer
2:29 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
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.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
2,542 ( 315)
6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sex Tape (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts.

Director: Jake Kasdan
Stars: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been betraying. And when yet another love affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-timing S.O.B.

Director: Nick Cassavetes
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.

Director: Tom Vaughan
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young man and woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications.

Director: Will Gluck
Stars: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.

Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Gio Perez
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Director: McG
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu
Grown Ups (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.

Director: McG
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz
The Change-Up (2011)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Dave is a married man with three kids and a loving wife, and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain, lightning strikes and they switch bodies.

Director: David Dobkin
Stars: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Luketic
Stars: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Bree Turner
The Proposal I (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

Director: Anne Fletcher
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Sandy Pinkus (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
...
...
...
...
...
...
Devon (Chase's Friend) (as Aja Cheyenne Bair)
...
...
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She doesn't give an "F."

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

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)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Throughout the movie, Cameron Diaz wears mostly Christian Louboutin shoes. This is due to a contract between the movie producers and Louboutin himself for marketing his company's red-soled shoes. See more »

Goofs

When Elizabeth's roommate rips the mirror off Halabi's Taurus, he throws it and it slides under the Volvo wagon across the lot. Later the mirror is seen in the middle of the lane, no where near where it was thrown earlier. See more »

Quotes

Shawn: LeBron is a better rebounder and passer.
Russell Gettis: LeBron will never beat Jordan. Call me when LeBron has six championships.
Shawn: That's your only argument?
Russell Gettis: It's the only argument I need Shawn!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Horrible Bosses/Zookeeper (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Café Jazz
Written and Performed by Tim Ziesmer
Courtesy of ZiesMe Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Crass, bad and wonderfully wicked!
6 May 2012 | by (Salisbury, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was brought down 30 years to a besotted teenager again, as 'hottie' Cameron Diaz becomes every pubescent boy's dream teacher and she's bad. Bad at almost everything, for that matter!

Very much like Billy Bob Thornton's "Bad Santa", this is an adult post- pub late evening grubby comedy that is boisterously and often raucously funny. Especially when seen in a group of those of similar gender and outlook.

Yes, every cliché is explored and exploited and by far the funniest bits are when the pot-smoking, dangerously driving and self-centred egotist Elizabeth Halsey (Diaz) is doing just that. Her out-and-out quest to finance bigger boobs surgery simply to net a wealthier and more financially sustaining husband and the way she bulldozes her way over and through everything and everyone is gloriously OTT and very entertaining.

What don't work, though, are the romantic elements, which if anything, detract rather than add to the movie. Bad Teacher only loves herself, let's leave it at that. Justin Timberlake, as the suitor on her radar looks rather stupid and awkward and the gym teacher whose advances she continuously declines, Jason Segel just looks too creepily inadequate for her personality to persuade us that 'that's ever gonna happen'.

Brit Lucy Punch is very funny/annoying (depending on personal choice) as another teacher with, shall we say, some very odd personal afflictions as well as teaching ones.

There is some very strong language and toilet "humour", which I've long realised is an essential part to any US comedy these days (& which I'd rather do without, thankyou!). There are some sexy scenes too - check out the car-wash antics, with Diaz posing those 1970's pin-up poses (spray, lying over the car's bonnet, you know the sort of thing).

Bad Teacher could easily slip into 2/10 or 8/10, depending on how you like your humour. Somehow, I feel I should give it 5/10,but I enjoyed it a lot for the most part and thus have gone for between 6.5 and 7.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page