Bad Teacher 2011

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A comedy centred around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague- a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.

Starring:
Cameron Diaz,Jason Segel
Runtime:
1 hour, 31 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Jake Kasdan
Starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel
Supporting actors Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, Thomas Lennon, Noah Munck, Molly Shannon, Eric Stonestreet, John Michael Higgins, Phyllis Smith
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.7 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr Blonde on 14 May 2013
Format: DVD
DVD claims to be more explicit than the Theatrical release and I can believe that as there is lots of swearing including the 'C' word which I was surprised to hear an A Lister like Cameron Diaz say. That is part of the charm of this movie, the actors go for it a 100%. Cameron plays the slutty, manipulative, cruel, self centered, egotistical character with complete conviction never holding back for a second where others actors would be too concerned about there image to do such a thing. It reminded me of Tom Cruise in 'Magnolia', a actor dedicating 100% to doing the role regardless of their Hollywood star status. Same for Justin Timberlake replacing his cool and sexy image by playing a humiliating, embarrassing, complete idiot of a character and doing it so well he deserves round of applause. I like Jason Segal in this and Phyllis from the US Office too but both of them were not in the movie as much as they should have been. The kids are fun and the scenes between them and Diaz are brilliant like a crude version of 'School of Rock'. The plot is a bit messy with lots of unnecessary sub plots and the character arc is very obvious where it's heading but the surprises are what comes out of the actors mouths.
It was a lot better than I expected and it certainly has a lot of bite in the dialogue. Performances are strong and make this a pretty fun and constantly (pleasantly) shocking movie. Deleted scenes and gag reel are average and there is a small feature of cast and crew just saying how hot they find Diaz.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 April 2015
Format: DVD
'Bad Teacher' is a funny movie for all the reasons that it shouldn't be. Cameron Diaz stars as the extremely selfish and inappropriate teacher Elizabeth Halsey (although how on earth she became part of the teaching profession in the first place probably merits a film of its own, how about a prequel?), who is looking for a rich man after her boyfriend finally realises that she is a gold-digger. Trying to find the cash for her boob-job, she sets her sights on the handsome and geeky substitute (Justin Timberlake) whilst fighting off the advances of the school gym teacher (Jason Segel).

Foul-mouthed, pot-smoking Elizabeth has her own way of teaching her class of students, by making them watch movies whilst she sits back and doesn't have to do anything. However, when she finds out that there is a big cash bonus on offer for the best teacher, her attitude changes, and she still stop at nothing to ensure that she wins the money.

'Bad Teacher' really did amuse me, Elizabeth Halsey had no shame, and I loved it. The film is rude and crude, unlikely to win any awards, but thoroughly entertaining. The actors, especially Diaz and Timberlake turn in top-notch comedy performances, and are well supported by a cast of colour characters. The script, sharp and witty, will leave you wondering what this ruthless 'teacher' is going to say and do next, and depending on how 'open minded' you're sense of humour is, you'll find this film to be a laugh-a-minute. Contains strong language, drug use and sex scenes. The DVD has special features including outtakes and deleted scenes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam Tyler on 15 Jun. 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
The `R' rated comedy is being produced by Hollywood at such a regular basis that you can almost set your watch by them. You can spot one a mile off; they contain copious amounts of adult language and usually star one of the Apatow pack. `Bad Teacher' is one such film, its Apatow alumni? Jason Segel, but he is not the star, this instead goes to Cameron Diaz whose vulgar comedy cannon goes from the sublime `There's Something About Mary', to the awful `The Sweetest Thing'. Whilst `Bad Teacher' can never reach the heights of `Mary', it is certainly not the worst comedy of recent years.

Diaz plays Elizabeth, a woman who wants to marry a rich man and could not care less about love - she also happens to be a teacher. The comedy is realised by the juxtaposition of a person who can't be bothered being a teacher. The film is at its best when Diaz is being her meanest in the school itself; lazing around, taking the credit from others. Diaz is solid as the lead, but it is the various support actors who steal the show; Lucy Punch as the goody two shoes/manic and Phyllis Smith as the only other teacher Elizabeth will hang around.

The problem with the film is that it is just not funny enough in places and the story follows the same contrived route as a hundred rom-coms, but with more swearing. By the time the mushy ending appears you realise that you enjoyed the film, but that it was about time it finished. Not a bad effort, but in no way stunning.

Like with so many comedies the HD is not really needed so BluRay is not a must. The extras are actually pretty sparse, but an amusing interview between Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel is worth a watch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 50 REVIEWER on 2 Jun. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
'Cameron Diaz' is a natural comic,and in this tongue -in-cheek adult-theme comedy, the lady 'sparkles'
She plays 'Elizabeth Halsey' who has her own brand of teaching, totaly inappropriate, the lady takes drugs, smokes, drinks,swears, and flaunts herself in an effort to replace the rich-guy that had just dumped her.
She runs several illegal scams at the school to raise enough cash for a
boob job.
A fellow teacher tries to expose 'Elizabeth's' short-comings to the school's head, 'Elizabeth' is allways one step ahead.
worth a spin.
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