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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)

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

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

In the bar scene, the lead singer in the band Period Five is Dave Allen. He was also the lead singer in the band Feedback that Jason Segel and friends went to see in Freaks and Geeks (1999). 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

Elizabeth Halsey: Well, that's my spiel, as the Jews say.
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References Twilight (2008) See more »

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Real Wild Child
Written by Johnny O'Keefe, Johnny Greenan and Dave Owen (as Dave Owens)
Performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts)
Courtesy of Blackheart Records Group, Inc.
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One of the funniest comedies in recent memory, truly funny.
30 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

Truly one of the funniest movies in recent memory.

This comedy is one of the greats, it pulls no punches and has it all. It is very well written and the characters work very well and are full of themselves perfectly so. Cameron Diaz is amazing in this ultra scheming seductress role, and all the teacher characters are so well written and done, you know there is a perfect recipe for a very well written comedy that is so outrageous at times , yet really does work at what it is meant to deliver. For sure it is gross at times, the scene with Justin Timberlake is way beyond gross, but because of the character he is playing so well, it works and is funny. You will find this movie funny.


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