Bad Teacher movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Although this comedy starring Cameron Diaz can get quite funny, it’s definitely very raunchy and is best for teens. The story is pretty amusing though.


Elizabeth is an incompetent and lazy middle school teacher who hates her job, her students and her co-workers. But after she is dumped by her rich fiancé, she is forced to do the job to save up for her breast implants.

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Movie details

Director: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, John Michael Higgins, Jason Segel, Phyllis Smith
Writer: Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky
Release Date (Australia): 21 July 2011
Runtime: 92 minutes/1h 32m
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film includes mild themes in the form of crude humour.

Violence (PG)

The film includes a brief scene in which a man on a television screen is implicitly stabbed.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes uses of the words “f**k” and “s**t”.

Drug Use (M)

The film includes scenes depicting marijuana smoking.

Nudity (M)

The film features non-sexualised depictions of female breasts nudity.

Sex (M)

The film features crude verbal references to sex and a sex scene.

mpaa rating

R (for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The image of a notably naughty “educator” being placed in a room of young kids is exactly what will appeal the raunchy comedy audiences, but the audience would decrease if they knew about the actual execution. Unfortunately for Bad Teacher, the poor execution element takes place.

Cameron Diaz was born for the role of this daring, diverting and badass teacher. Her hilarious savageness lives up to your expectations of her character, especially after you’ve discovered the mature rating. The moments in which the class is focused on unnecessary movies could’ve been extended to a more exciting view, as they are only kept brief and short. But the movie lets us down when it comes to the classroom.

It’s fun to witness Diaz’s Elizabeth smoking pot and letting her vulgar mouth go wild during school hours. However, most of her viewpoint is focused on her wanted breast enlargement. As a result, majority of the film is quite bland and the entire thing is just forgettable. It’s also definitely one of those comedies where every truly well-crafted piece of humour is wasted in the trailers or clips. The carelessness is the only source of fun, but it’s just really flat.

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