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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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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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Budget:

$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

Elizabeth's sometime, sarcastically stated, catchphrase is "Seriously?!" See more »

Goofs

(at around 47 mins) Elizabeth orders her class to open their copies of "To Kill a Mockingbird" to page 1, and asks them why Jem cries when the hole in the tree is filled with cement. That scene doesn't occur until chapter 7. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth Halsey: [takes bite out of an apple] I thought the teachers were supposed to get the apples.
Amy Squirrel: Well I think the students teach me at least as much as I teach them. That's just something I say sometimes.
Elizabeth Halsey: Stupid.
[tosses apple at a recycle bin and misses]
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Featured in Projector: Bad Teacher (2011) See more »

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Into My Mind
Written and Performed by Charlie Wadhams
Courtesy of Sargent Records
Under license from "A" Side Music LLC
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Bad Apple
5 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

There is a certain energy in that movie. Especially at the beginning when Cameron Diaz seems invincible she has the time of her life (almost literally). There is a great sequence where she kinda falls down though which sets of the rest of the movie. Unfortunately even though it does make sense for her character, it does loose quite a bit of its pace from that point on.

Justin Timberlake is good in playing kind of against character and does not care about what people may think. Jason Segel is almost underused in this one and even Cameron Diaz did not really have that many great moments overall. And for a movie that tries to stay raunchy, it does even fail at combining that with the funny elements. While deliciously evil at times (and good), it also misses the point half of the time. Not really bad, but not that good either (I only watched the cinema release and not the extended cut)


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