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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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Sandy Pinkus (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
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Ms. Pavicic
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Devon (Chase's Friend) (as Aja Cheyenne Bair)
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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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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 June 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Malas enseñanzas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,603,106, 26 June 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,292,856, 9 October 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$216,197,492, 13 October 2011
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1.85 : 1
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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 Halsey draws a circle around the celebrity's breasts in the magazine, she marks it with a star. In the next shot of the magazine, the star has disappeared, and now all three photos of breasts have been circled. See more »

Quotes

School Secretary: [reading off desk sticker] Learning is fun-tastic.
Elizabeth Halsey: What'd you say to me?
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Connections

Referenced in Conan: Hell Hath No Cell Phone Reception (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant (uncredited)
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Shallow story but good acting.
17 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

This film is not so much about the story as it is about the comedy. The title itself eludes to the comedy, which can be said to be bad. However this 'bad comedy' is what makes it funny.

The story is not that interesting as it does get boring at times but it is not repetitive. The main focus is on Elizabeth and Diaz does a good job acting. You might not think her acting is good, but based on previous movies she has done I would say that this is not the type of character she is used to. Therefore I would say that she did a good job in this film as a badass foul mouth teacher. She delivered her lines convincingly and really fit into her character's shoes well. Punch does a good job of playing the uptight rule- abider, goody two shoes. I don't quite know why but it was either Timberlake himself or his character that really irked me. My friends and I were just fascinated at the possibility that Smith was probably the voice of Sadness in Inside Out (she is!).

There is not much to say of this film, except that it mainly plays off Elizabeth's appalling language (especially around children) to produce laughter. There is also quite a few scenes that I find a bit crude or stupid, but that just adds to the type of comedy this film promotes. Additionally, there are some pretty predictable plot lines and endings but all in all, it was not such a terrible experience.

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