Bad Teacher
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Some teachers just don't give an F. For example, there's Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She's foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she's dumped by her fiancÚ, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) - competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

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"If you can see past the dismal sexual politics of "Bad Teacher," which I couldn't, you might applaud the gall of a film that expends so little effort in forcing us to like its central character."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"If you're looking for a funny comedy about a cynical, hard-partying school teacher transformed by his students into a paragon of pedagogical awesomeness, skip Bad Teacher and go rent School of Rock instead."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"[S]ucceeds due to the sheer determination of its towering lead performance... Diaz and her supporting cast routinely spin gold out of innocuous moments with blunt force dialogue delivery and physical determination."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"A raunchy comedy that promises, from its title to its casting, a "Bad Santa" riff on a sacred institution...But they don't deliver."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Bad Teacher doesn't quite get an F. But an acceptable C+ is pretty fair."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"A frustrating mix of smart flash and smirking impudence."
‑ Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"There are plenty of quality gags seeping through from the margins."
‑ Scott Tobias, NPR
"A raunchy unpleasant comedy that wastes its talented cast."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Crass, charmless and not especially funny, Bad Teacher is like a school kid trying to be cool."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Kadan's direction is adequate with everything competently done, but there's nothing here that manages to make you laugh out loud. Could someone tell the current crop of Hollywood filmmakers to find some new jokes?"
‑ Laurence Boyce, The Baltic Times
"Hard to root for such a selfish lead, but "Bad Teacher" has just enough politically incorrect humor to warrant a grade of B."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"Has its lewd funniness, though not often enough to make it worthy of not only Bad Santa but, more to the point, School of Rock."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Cameron Diaz eats the screen up in Bad Teacher but can't withstand the enormously dim-witted script."
‑ Benjo Colautti, We Got This Covered
"In the end, despite how thinly-plotted the film is, there are several laughs to be had, and that goes a long way."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"The problem isn't that Diaz's character is such a mean-spirited person, it's that her motives for being that way are completely contrived.It might have been a good short film, but that's about it."
‑ Eric Melin,
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