Bad Teacher (Blu-ray) (2011)
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Editor's NoteA booze-swilling, pot-smoking, hard-swearing seventh-grade teacher rallies to get out of the classroom for good by wrangling a rich substitute teacher into marriage in this comedy from director Jake Kasdan (WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY). Cynical teacher Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz) hates her job. She can't wait for the day she finds a man who makes enough cash to let her walk away from her life of middle-school misery, and when her fiancé cancels their wedding plans, her frantic search intensifies. Just when it starts to look like Elizabeth will have to muscle her way through another semester of skull-crushing hangovers, however, handsome substitute Scott Delacorte (Justin Timberlake) shows up at school sporting a fancy wristwatch and the promise of a care-free future. But in order to earn her meal ticket, Elizabeth will have to out-cute perky fellow teacher Amy (Lucy Punch). And it won't be easy, because Scott is crushing on Amy hard. Now, if Elizabeth can just motivate her students to study so that she can win a state contest to earn enough cash for some new breast implants, perhaps she can finally find a means of diverting Scott's gaze. Meanwhile, much to Elizabeth's chagrin, wisecracking, self-effacing gym teacher Russell (Jason Segel) refuses to admit defeat despite being turned down for a date by his gold-digging colleague time and again.
Bad Teacher - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Josh Lasser Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 10/18/2011 1:49 PM
|There is a subgenre of comedy which draws much of its humor from shock value. Here, films have the audience laughing at the same time they think to themselves, "No way, they did not just say that." Of course, the characters have in fact said exactly that, but all too often without repercussions. The trick when making such a film is to be able to string together these humorous moments into a larger tapestry that one will actually want to watch and, if we're really lucky, truly enjoy....read the full review|
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