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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 and her students is forced to return to her job to make enough money for a boob job after her rich fiancé dumps her.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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."



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  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Scott (Justin Timberlake) pretends to have sex with Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz) in the hotel room. Timberlake and Diaz were previously in a highly-publicized relationship and have remained friends after breaking up amicably. See more »


Grading the students' papers, Miss Halsey marks Tristan's essay test as "Stupid point Misspelled" circling the word "layer" (which is lawyer without a W). However, she misses the more obviously misspelled word "lawer" (lawyer without a Y), and overlooks the use of "whose" instead of "who's". See more »


Elizabeth Halsey: Well, that's my spiel, as the Jews say.
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.24 (2011) See more »


Written by Justin Timberlake, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky
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User Reviews

Stupid movie really.
4 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

I thought this movie would be funny but it's just another movie that thinks it can be funny by being as raunchy as possible. Not very funny, maybe laughed once. Getting really tired of these movies that are basically trying to get laughs by being vulgar. You know there are other ways to get people to laugh. Cameron Diaz plays the part fine. Although she has done much better and i think she can find better movies to act in. The guy (don't know who he is) was alright, but his part was not very believable. I felt like i kept watching the movie thinking it would get better, well it didn't. It was just kind of bland.

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