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Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) is a lying, foulmouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate teacher. She drinks, gets high, and can't wait to marry a meal ticket to get out of her bogus day job. When she's dumped by her rich fiance, she sets her sights on a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) while shrugging off the advances of the school gym teacher (Jason Segel).
A comedy that is not just hit and miss, the misses are often very lazy attempts at humour and pin droppingly awful. Cameron Diaz is not the best suited to the role but then again it is a pretty shoddily written character, her story arc basically being 'I am a bit of a shallow dick to I am not so shallow but still a dick'. What redeems it somewhat is some of the supporting cast/characters making for much more entertaining viewing, with the likes of Lucy Punch, Phyllis Smith and John Michael Higgins coming to the fore.
Bad Teacher is not terrible, just a bit of a let down, and would of benefited from a more even tone and specific direction with its humour.
Half a star for Justin Timberlake's glasses.
I hate Cameron Diaz and I think Justin Timberlake should stop acting and go back to singing, so I can only point to being trapped on a plane as a reason for watching this movie.
It was awful. I didn't finish it. I hated everything about it.
I've noticed quite a lot of vitriol pointed at this movie for whatever reason, most of it squarely aimed at Diaz, whom people seem to dislike to a bafflingly high degree. However, characters who hate their job and constantly find ways to get out of work or do the bare minimum will always be a pretty solid source of comedy for me. Add into the mix a pretty great sarcastic performance by Jason Segel and a pretty great lame-guy performance by Justin Timberlake and laughs were going to be elicited, no matter what. In a way, this movie reminded me a lot of season 1 of Eastbound & Down, with Diaz in the Kenny Powers role, Timberlake in the Terrence Cutler…
I hate myself for watching this. It's depressed me.
I realized that, even though film is a form of art, actors are not automatically artists. Some are content just doing what they do, they have jobs, get new roles, make good money and are still talked and written about. An Oscar nomination aren't important for these, eh, actors. Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake are, hm, good examples. They just sign up for the next piece of crap their agent arranges for them. Not like they could win anything anyhow.
When push comes to shove, I guess I've never been much for comedies. But seriously, this is shit right?
While this film had some laughs, it also seems fine with suggesting that being a terrible person is acceptable as long as you do not get caught, which is far less funny.
Segel me cae súper bien. Una película de antihéroe un tanto atípica. Palomera y ya
Últimamente he visto mucho a Cameron Díaz de mala, me gusta más que de ñoña
a few funny bits
If there is one thing we are learning in Summer 2011, it is that Hollywood can turn anything into a bad idea. It used to be people dreaded sequels, now we dread superhero films (thanks Green Lantern!) and after this weekend, some may even be more cautious of raunchy comedy. Bad Teacher, a featherweight entry at best to the “raunch-fest” that mainstream comedy has continually aimed for since “the rise of Apatow,” hit theaters today and should be avoided at all costs (especially considering the fact Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop opens this weekend as well and is a million times funnier)...
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Kind of funny but I had a few issues with this film:
1. Cameron Diaz is not pretty by any means
2. Jason Segel isn't in it enough
3. The "turn" from bad to good teacher was so abrupt and out of left field I don't believe it.
4. It offered few laughs
Beyond atrocious. There is nothing redeeming about it.
Low expectations meant I probably got more enjoyment out of this than expected. Surprisingly funny in places and morally dubious in all the good ways.
La profesora y Profesor que todos quisiéramos tener (Cameron Díaz) y (Justin Timberlake) Una Historia muy original MUY CÓMICA Y EFECTIVA. Me gustó bastante como se desenvolvió, y como Elizabeth Halsey. Fue avanzando hasta llegar a ese épico Final.