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Bad Teacher (2011)

 -  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)

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

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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 »

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Shawn: LeBron is a better rebounder and passer.
Russell Gettis: LeBron will never beat Jordan. Call me when LeBron has six championships.
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Look at who the writers are of this movie. It will tell you the quality.
11 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg are the credited writers of one of the worst comedies ever made: Year One, the movie where Jack Black and Michael Cera played themselves as cave men. Here the same type of mean, non-creative, only mildly entertaining humor is at play because they wrote Bad Teacher.

Some may even say that this is a wasted opportunity with this cast. I beg to differ. You mainly have one ACTUALLY funny person in the cast and that's Jason Segel, which happens to provide the movie's only funny moments. All these other actors would never be capable of writing funny jokes in stand-up or in a movie. They are all just actors there to just read what is given in front of them, entrusting that the jokes in the movie are going to be funny. Unfortunately, not even that happens in this film.

The humor in "Bad Teacher" mainly is about shock value only. The shock value here only comes off as repulsive and definitely not funny. Where is the wit in any of the lines? What are they expecting an adult reaction to be with some of the jokes in this. Someone farted really loudly on the toilet. Reaction that didn't happen: "HAHAHA." Or it shows a kid with an erection as Cameron Diaz washes a car. Reaction that didn't happen: "OMG, did they really just show that? Hilarious."

Overall, I give this a rating of: "Bad Teacher". (Some movies just start a whole new rating.)


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