Bad Teacher 2011 R CC

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(388) IMDb 5.7/10
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A foul-mouthed seventh grade teacher who is dumped by her sugar daddy starts to pursue a colleague, which provokes conflict with the school's model teacher.

Starring:
Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Bad Teacher

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Jake Kasdan
Starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake
Supporting actors Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Phyllis Smith, John Michael Higgins, Dave Allen, Jillian Armenante, Matthew J. Evans, Kaitlyn Dever, Kathryn Newton, Igal Ben Yair, Aja Bair, Andra Nechita, Noah Munck, Finneas O'Connell, Daniel Castro, Adrian Kali Turner, Eric Stonestreet, Thomas Lennon
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great funny movie.
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This is only worth a rental and not a purchase!
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Starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake.
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59 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Robert G. Splaine Jr. on June 26, 2011
Format: DVD
A reluctant teacher loses her wealthy fiancé' and thus has to return to the job she hates. Desiring breast implants, she pursues the bonus awarded to the teacher whose class has the highest test scores. Along the way she is pursed by a gym teacher, tries to connect with a rich substitute, and finds a rival in a fellow teacher, the funniest and most well-developed character in the film. This is a movie that I found funny and refreshing, in that it is not laced with vulgarities and profanity throughout. This is a movie that provides laughs while not seeking the lowest common denominator. A pleasant surprise.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bianca Vandenbos on January 15, 2012
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I like comedies so I saw the previews for this movie once or twice and thought it looked interesting. But I never saw them again. So my grandmother told me that she thinks that this movie bombed. So I went on Amazon and I saw the reviews! YIKES!! There were more bad reviews than good reviews. But I still wanted to see it to decide hmm... is it as bad as what everyone on Amazon said it was? It turns out IT WAS EVEN WORSE!!! I mean we have this lazy, goldigging, trashy woman played by Cameron Diaz whose rich fiance dumps her, with the help of his mother, because they figure her out as a golddigger. Shes also kicked out of her fiance's house and with no where else to go and with no money to get a boob job she met a guy on Craigslist and shes currently living with him and you guessed it, GETS A JOB AS A TEACHER!!! This movie is rated R so if you're thinking of showing this to your children ages 13 and under I suggest you don't! We have Cameron Diaz dry humping a male teacher played by Justin Timberlake. And she is shown wearing provacative clothing at a car wash. WAIT FOR IT IT GETS WORSE!!! At this carwash you also see a boy having an erection when he sees his teacher in "SEXY CLOTHING" at this carwash. SPOLIER ALERTS AFTER THIS POINT-- In the end we have Cameron Diaz dump Justin Timberlake and get with the gym teacher that she basically treats like garbage through out the film AND WAIT FOR IT.... since she's no longer a teacher she works as a guidance counsler AT THE SAME SCHOOL!!! The END!!! This movie is disrespectful to teachers everywhere! But this would be a good movie to show to bad teachers so they learn WHAT NOT TO DO to be worse teachers than they already are!

Acting:F
Comedy: There was NOTHING funny about it!
Plot:F-
Movie overall A BIG FAT FAILURE!!!
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28 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Michael B. Druxman on October 12, 2011
Format: DVD
BAD TEACHER is a mixed bag. [Possible SPOILERS AHEAD]

It features a talented cast, particularly the always-deft Cameron Diaz, that certainly know how to play comedy, and it contains several laugh-out-loud moments, but the film is, ultimately, defeated by its very premise.

There is not one likable character in the entire film.

Diaz plays Elizabeth Halsey, a ruthless, wildly inappropriate middle school teacher who doesn't give a damn about her students or colleagues, and "teaches" by showing her class movies while she sleeps off the previous night's drunk.

Why wasn't this woman was fired months ago?

After her wealthy fiancé and his mother dump her, Elizabeth is out to snag another rich husband and she sets her sights on a new substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake) who comes from money. Unfortunately for her, Justin is more attracted to Elizabeth's chief rival (Lucy Punch), a triangle that leads to a "war" between the two women...neither of which we, as an audience, are rooting for.

Certainly there are moments in this picture that one cannot help but laugh at Elizabeth's outrageous remarks, but these awkward laughs are akin to the somewhat incredulous guffaws we give Larry David and his inappropriate actions on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.

Elizabeth may "soften" late in the picture, but she certainly doesn't change and nothing in the screenplay by Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg really justifies her "winning" at the film's end.

Phyllis Smith, John Michael Higgins and Jason Segel co-star in the movie, directed by Jake Kasdan.

Extras on the DVD, which contains both the theatrical and unrated versions of the movie, include deleted scenes, outtakes and two "Behind the Scenes" featurettes.

From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

© Michael B. Druxman
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40 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Polk TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 7, 2011
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I really, really wanted to like this film - even a little bit - as I paid top dollar to see it in the theater, but it was so 'bad' that I felt compelled to warn off others. "Bad Teacher" is simply one of those films that could have been better, but because it was so bad, it would be tough to know where to start fixing it.

Cameron Diaz plays a character with no depth (not surprising or even a negative for this genre of films...), no like-ability and yes, she's a bad teacher too - thus the name of the film. Supporting cast including Justin Timberlake as a cute, rich, but nerdy co-teacher, are good enough, but you keep hoping for better and never get it. The story too is so simple, it really doesn't allow any of the characters to be built into much more than sketches of ideas versus characters you want to either loathe or cheer for in the end.

One scene where Diaz's character redeems herself is cute, but the film neither offered up enough of those moments or really funny ones to make this viewer even slightly happy. I stuck it out and watched the whole thing, but while a fan of stupid comedies and the actors in the film, if this was the only choice I had for something to watch - I'd read a book.
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