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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She doesn't give an "F."

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Teacher See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,603,106, 26 June 2011

Gross USA:

$100,292,856

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$216,197,492
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures, Mosaic See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. 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

Lynn Davies: I love how his eyes sparkle.
Elizabeth Halsey: I want to sit on his face.
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Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.26 (2011) See more »

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Chicago Beatdown
Written and Performed by Tim Ziesmer
Courtesy of ZiesMe Music
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Black comedy on education
30 July 2011 | by joaopftSee all my reviews

This is a black comedy about our upside-down world in education. As it should, it is not always intended to be funny. Also, the main character is not intended to be a nice person. I find the work of the writers very original; in fact, too original, in the sense that this upside-down world, where villains are heroes may be too bold for today's audiences.

It is actually tragic how education is being managed by our civilization, these days. The movie manages to walk the fine line between comedy and the "not so funny" stuff with elegance. And it manages to show (and never tell), in ninety minutes, all that's wrong with education. I won't add spoilers. so go and see it for yourselves!


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