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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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Plot unknown. A sequel to the 2011 comedy, 'Bad Teacher'.

Director: 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

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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

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Elizabeth Halsey: Sign my yearbook.
Russell Gettis: Hold my ball sack.
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2014 Movie Catch-up: Part 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

867-5309 Jenny
Written by Alex Call (as Alexander Call) and Jim Keller
Performed by Tommy Heath (as Tommy Tutone)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Bad Teacher is truly bad
28 June 2011 | by littlemartinarocenaSee all my reviews

Cameron Diaz is terrific but here she's wasted in a terribly lazy script that resorts to farting to get a laugh. She has the only redeemable moment, washing a car! But the whole thing moves from lame sketch to lame sketch. The film had a 31 million opening week-end so I fear we'll have a Bad Teacher 2, how sad, really. Justin Timberlake, who has shown the chops of a very good actor, here he just appears. Jason Segel, what I can I say, I don't get him. The filmmakers should study the films of Preston Sturges and attempt a comedy, even with he same premise, but with originality and wit. The title reminded me of "Bad Santa" an hoped for something as smartly irreverent but not such luck. Bad Santa was so much better.


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