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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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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)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Early in the film, Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz) is looking at a magazine spread of celebrity "red carpet" arrivals to decide what breasts she wants after her implants surgery. The photos are of Heather Graham (2010 Golden Globes); Katy Perry (2010 Vanity Fair); and Rose McGowan (2010 pre-Oscar dinner). In real life, Cameron Diaz also appeared on the red carpet at all three events. See more »

Goofs

The same exact shot of a student in Ms Squirrel's class is shown at two different times in the movie. However, this is used as a comical shot to show how this student feels about Ms. Squirrel's class. See more »

Quotes

Lynn Davies: I love how his eyes sparkle.
Elizabeth Halsey: I want to sit on his face.
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Teacher Teacher
Written by Eddie Phillips and Kenny Pickett (as Kenneth Pickett)
Performed by Rockpile
Courtesy of Riviera Global Record Productions Ltd. and Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing and Ocean Park Music Group
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As far as raunchy comedies go, it works pretty well
23 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While it's not an excellent film, it has it's moments. Cameron Diaz plays a wonderful rendition of an attractive woman who gets a job as a teacher but doesn't take it seriously until she hears about the prize money for a state test, money she plans to use for a breast enlargement. Much of the humor comes from the students being aroused by this woman and the trouble this causes to the school, which is all played well, but genuinely funny moments tend to be lacking here and there. The whole film it's share of adult humor, from nudity to drug use. One scene even involves the main character suducing a man to further her own agenda. Aside from dirty moments like this, there is also a small bit of heart from Timberlake and the children. These touching moments provide some relief from the overall raunchy tone of the film, but also tend to be quite short. Overall, it's good for a rental if you want a mildly funny yet dirty film.


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