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Bad Teacher (2011)

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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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Jake Kasdan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Diaz ... Elizabeth Halsey
Lucy Punch ... Amy Squirrel
Jason Segel ... Russell Gettis
Justin Timberlake ... Scott Delacorte
Phyllis Smith ... Lynn Davies
John Michael Higgins ... Principal Wally Snur
Dave Allen ... Sandy Pinkus (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
Jillian Armenante ... Ms. Pavicic
Matthew J. Evans ... Garrett Tiara
Kaitlyn Dever ... Sasha Abernathy
Kathryn Newton ... Chase Rubin-Rossi
Igal Ben Yair ... Arkady
Aja Bair Aja Bair ... Devon (Chase's Friend) (as Aja Cheyenne Bair)
Andra Nechita ... Gaby
Noah Munck ... Tristan
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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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Taglines:

She doesn't give an "F."

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Malas enseñanzas See more »

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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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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the bar scene, the lead singer in the band Period Five is Dave Allen. He was also the lead singer in the band Feedback that Jason Segel and friends went to see in Freaks and Geeks (1999). See more »

Goofs

When Elizabeth's roommate rips the mirror off Halabi's Taurus, he throws it and it slides under the Volvo wagon across the lot. Later the mirror is seen in the middle of the lane, no where near where it was thrown earlier. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth Halsey: Look Carl, I know that you are a very busy man; so I'm just gonna get right down to it. I've been speaking to various
[quick thinking pause]
Elizabeth Halsey: uh black citizens, who allege that you're test are biased toward white people and orientals.
Carl Halabi: Okay. Lemme tell you something right away. "A"... Orientals test better. "B"... every couple of years we get these cockamamie charges coming in from various parts of the state and - lemme duh-dat - You should hear the things that they call me! Racist. Faggatron. ...
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Connections

Referenced in Guys Choice Awards 2011 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant (uncredited)
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Complete Waste of Time
16 August 2011 | by jennessis-1See 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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