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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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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  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,603,106 (USA) (26 June 2011)

Gross:

$100,292,856 (USA) (9 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 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

Elizabeth Halsey: Well, that's my spiel, as the Jews say.
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Referenced in Nanoman: Sonnye loschinki (2014) See more »

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Written and Performed by Tim Ziesmer
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Cameron Diaz Best Performance since Mary
30 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think this is one of Cameron Diaz best films since she starred in "Theres Something about Mary" her performance is right on point following the personified teacher who hates her life and is just there but doesn't't know her purpose. Than when Justin Timberlakes character arrives at the school and she realizes the prize at the end of the trail her character transforms into a vibrant but not as entertaining character.

This is certainly a fun family filled film or good first date movie to rent now that it is out on DVD.

-Luke Weil Andrews


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