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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:
Sandy Pinkus (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
Devon (Chase's Friend) (as Aja Cheyenne Bair)
Andra Nechita ...


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Did You Know?


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


When Elizabeth is watching television on New Year's Eve and her roommate is talking to her, she dips a whole corn dog into the mustard. In the next shot, the corn dog is eaten almost to the middle. See more »


Elizabeth Halsey: Sign my yearbook.
Russell Gettis: Hold my ball sack.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2014 Movie Catch-up: Part 2 (2014) See more »


54-46 That's My Number
Written by Toots Hibbert (as Frederick Hibbert)
Performed by Toots & The Maytals
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Bad Teacher ?? Maybe. Bad Film? Absolutely
30 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know others will disagree with me, but this has got to be in the running for the pick for the Razzies this year. What a pathetic piece of crap. The storyline was boring and the jokes either over-the-top, or, worst, not even close to funny. It never fails to amaze me when really bad ideas not only get to be screenplays, but they actually wind up getting produced. And...Timberlake's character...what was he thinking when he took this role??? Yeah, Diaz is still a hot body and all, but even that couldn't save something so downright dumb. I won't bother with any spoilers; it's not worth the effort. Save your money. This one will simply insult your intelligence. I would give it a minus one if I could.

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