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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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Garrett Tiara
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Chase Rubin-Rossi
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Arkady
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Devon (Chase's Friend) (as Aja Cheyenne Bair)
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,603,106, 26 June 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,292,856, 9 October 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$216,197,492, 13 October 2011
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Justin Timberlake's character drives an Audi R8. 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

Russell Gettis: So i heard about the whole engagement thing. That blows.
Elizabeth Halsey: Did you know i walk in on him trying to fuck his dog. Peanut Butter everywhere.
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Connections

References Twilight (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Sara Smile
Written and Performed by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Courtesy of The RCA Record Label Group
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

Complete Waste of Time
16 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

If I could have given zero stars I would have. This movie is absolutely not worth watching. The only remotely good thing is Jason Segel but his role was so marginal, he couldn't help anything.

The story is completely predictable with no lessons to be learned from it. There is no witty dialogue and not a single scene which would make you laugh like you should when watching a comedy. Timberlake's role is supposed to be dorky or something but if you've seen him on SNL, this one does not live up to your expectations. The dry hump scene is not even embarrassing funny but utterly lame.

The only twist in the story is so expected and poorly executed, it's just another super lame scene.

If seeing Cameron Diaz washing cars in Daisy Dukes for about five minutes is your thing watch it. Otherwise, stay away from it. This movie seriously sucked.


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