Bad Reviews .... Great Movie !!! (by trulycanadian1)
Great film lots of laughs ! I know that after reading all these horrible reviews everyone is going to think that this movie sucks... In all reality some viewers seem to have lost track of the fact that the film is rated R. The majority of negative comments are most likely coming from the stereo typical views of those very people who in the film were made to seem ridiculous. A.K.A all the mothers who are still most likely listening to there children's poetry hahaha. Cut the umbilical people and lighten up this is an Adult Comedy Rated R so don't rate the film as if you were expecting <more>
It's been a long time since I've laughed THIS hard! (by Horror_FreakO)
The best thing is how I identify with the main character, and how she views her overly enthusiastic, I love to say "WooHoo" co-workers. I think that the only people who don't like this movie are the ones that actually LIKE to cheer during office meetings at their jobs.Have you ever watched your colleagues participate in a skit that's supposed to improve morale, and wonder....am I the only one that thinks this is stupid? Have you ever had a boss or co-worker yell "WOOHOO" and you wanted to vomit? Do your colleagues always ask you to have lunch, yet all you want is <more>
some time to yourself? Do you constantly see people at work, who enjoy their job waaaaay too much? Then you're exactly like me, and exactly like Elizabeth in Bad Teacher! If you are like me, and think that Cameron Diaz is completely HOT, the scene that takes place in the motel is worth the price of the movie. The only thing I dislike about the Elizabeth character is that she is a gold-digger, but what beautiful woman isn't to some extent.Have you ever had a colleague that sniffs your supervisor's rear end every second of the day? That person is Ms. Squirrel. She is the most contemptible person you'll ever see in a movie. By the end, you'll feel like you got to punch her in the face.This is an all around feel good, laugh a second movie. Rarely have I laughed this hard, and rarely have I left a movie feeling so good.
One of the funniest comedies in recent memory, truly funny. (by silver808)
Truly one of the funniest movies in recent memory. This comedy is one of the greats, it pulls no punches and has it all. It is very well written and the characters work very well and are full of themselves perfectly so. Cameron Diaz is amazing in this ultra scheming seductress role, and all the teacher characters are so well written and done, you know there is a perfect recipe for a very well written comedy that is so outrageous at times , yet really does work at what it is meant to deliver. For sure it is gross at times, the scene with Justin Timberlake is way beyond gross, but because of <more>
the character he is playing so well, it works and is funny. You will find this movie funny.
Female teacher needs a new sugar daddy. Will it be the new substitute teacher or the slacker gym teacher? (by kingownsyou)
Beforehand I found Cameron Diaz as the lead character in a raunchy comedy off putting. I was pleasantly surprised I neither wanted to stab her or myself after seeing this movie. She pulls off the recently dumped, vulgar, Junior High teacher off pretty well.Diaz stars as the titular teacher Elizabeth Halsey. Her fiancé dumps her very early on in an unexpected tone setting scene. She is an educator without a care of education who needs a new man's bank account to rest on. Enter Justin Timberlake as the hot, new substitute teacher with plenty of family money. Timberlake plays the dorky, yet <more>
hot teacher very well culminating in his facial expressions in a "moment of pleasure".Jason Segel guest stars as the slacker gym teach with intent to hook up with the vulnerable Diaz. Segel albeit funny is under utilized in this smart, well written comedy. Lucy Punch is hilarious as the perky, over the top model teacher also vying for Timberlake's attention.The film is a comedy that should succeed much better than anyone whose ever heard of Cameron Diaz would expect. It comes across very 'Apatowian'. Its smart and just keeps going further down the road of crass, yet enjoyable raunchiness. It also sports the best scene of an exploding bowel movement since Austin Powers.
Great funny blackish comedy! Cameron YOU ROCK! I want to see more of this type! If you don't get the joke..you are a MAW-RON...! Great comedy well played by Miss Diaz! And Justin Timberlake playing against type was great too. Every time I watch it I smile and laugh and thats what its all about. I was reminded of another fave Heartbreakers with its bawdy over the top humor. Funny part? Her coming into house and saying "im going to ..." and his parents being there. Funny part? Cameron not being able to get high and then banging on liquor store not knowing closed for holiday. Funny <more>
part? Cameron banging her fist and shouting at kids running in hall due to fustration with Timberlake. And so much more!
I'm giving it a 9 to try and bring the score up because it's definitely not worth being that low.Bad Teacher is hilarious because you would NEVER see a teacher do these things and get away with it. The movie is low on morality!? So is just about every other comedy! It's NOT for kids, so don't let them watch it, plain and simple.Most movies do not make my mother laugh, and she was cracking up. I am studying to become a teacher and I loved this movie.Give it a chance, don't let the reviewers get you down. They're probably just a bunch of prudes. Rent it at the Red Box <more>
for a $1. A dollar won't kill you.I do have to say that Justin Timberlake's character was a bit stupid though....
Not a perfect movie, but much better than some reviews suggest. (by xyz72)
Let's face it, the reason many people call Bad Teacher the "worst movie ever shot" is not rational, it doesn't have to do with the movie itself in any way. From the reviews I have read on here the main problem seems to be the moral values in this film leading many "oh so shocked" viewers to give bad reviews, question people's sanity for producing this movie and hate everything about it - whether they admit it's the reason they dislike it or pretend to hate everything about an objectively well crafted film. But this movie is not supposed to teach anyone life <more>
lessons, it's not supposed to have some big, moral message about how to live your life in a good way. This is a film for adults. And films for adults do not have to follow certain morals because an adult is expected to judge morals on their own without needing guidelines. An adult can enjoy movies with main characters doing things they would never find acceptable because it's not about agreeing with the character's actions.Normally, I would rate this film 6 stars, but I rated it 8 to keep some of the irrational reviews on here from bringing the score down too far. It has solid jokes, a mostly good cast, OK direction but also some really bad moments and the main character goes completely out of character towards the end to achieve the usual Hollywood "we need a kiss! FAST!!!" Happy Ending, but overall a good comedy I would watch again with a great performance from Cameron Diaz.
I saw this in a special presentation in a cinema full of teachers. And judging from their guffaws they seemed to enjoy the movie.Liz is a brassy blonde who, at the end of her thirties, is on the verge of fulfilling her lifetime ambition: marrying a rich simpleton. But then his mum calls of the wedding, and Liz has to return to her reviled breadjob as a middle school teacher. To her never-ending amazement, all her other colleagues -- the middle-aged loner, the hippie, the preppy goody-two-shoed apple-cheeked nightmare -- seem to actually enjoy teaching spotty dropouts. The script does an <more>
excellent job of lining up every comedic angle of the dreary hell that is school life and linking it together with a fast-paced storyline. Cameron Diaz is excellent because she isn't afraid to actually look old, spent and wrinkled but never unfoxy , and Phyllis Smith and Lucy Punch also stand out among the excellent cast. Justin Timberlake -- eye candy for the ladies, in case you wondered. The soppy, romantic, test-audience-compatible ending -- best ignored.This is an enjoyable light-but-dark comedy that everybody who has had anything to do with school life can dig. And I hope that most people here have encountered a school at some part of their lives.
Diaz shows off her comic chops in this hit-and-miss raw comedy. (by george.schmidt)
BAD TEACHER 2011 *** Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, John Michael Higgins, Phyllis Smith, Thomas Lennon, Eric Stonestreet, Dave "Gruber" Allen. Off-putting, slatternly Diaz never better with her comic chops and full-game here faces uncertainty after being dumped by her rich fiancé and forced to return to her teaching gig but finds a possible way out in the unlikely goal of saving money for new breasts to woo over dorky new substitute teech JT ably deconstructing his 'sexy back' image despite goody-goody colleague Punch who nearly steals the <more>
film from gumming up the works. While director Jake Kasdan keeps things lively including a laugh-out-loud seduction sequence involving dweeb testing administrating rep Lennon the f-bomb dropping screenplay by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisneberg is hit-and-miss and frankly could have been even dirtier/nastier and funnier. Not an A for effort but a nice try.