A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.

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Jake Kasdan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Diaz ... Elizabeth Halsey
Lucy Punch ... Amy Squirrel
Jason Segel ... Russell Gettis
Justin Timberlake ... Scott Delacorte
Phyllis Smith ... Lynn Davies
John Michael Higgins ... Principal Wally Snur
Dave Allen ... Sandy Pinkus (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
Jillian Armenante ... Ms. Pavicic
Matthew J. Evans ... Garrett Tiara
Kaitlyn Dever ... Sasha Abernathy
Kathryn Newton ... Chase Rubin-Rossi
Igal Ben Yair ... Arkady
Aja Bair Aja Bair ... Devon - Chase's Friend (as Aja Cheyenne Bair)
Andra Nechita ... Gaby
Noah Munck ... Tristan
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Storyline

When her wealthy fiancé breaks it off, gold digger Elizabeth Halsey returns to middle school: she's an awful teacher but wants to save for breast-implant surgery. She brightens when Scott, a new teacher, turns out to be rich, and she stops showing films and sleeping in class when told there's a bonus for the teacher whose class scores highest on the state exam. Her competition for Scott and the bonus is cheery and tightly wound Amy. Amy digs for dirt on Elizabeth who cheats her way toward Scott's bed and the money. Honesty with students seems to be her only skill. She ignores Russell, a droll gym teacher, who looks on. Will she succeed with Scott and get those new breasts? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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She doesn't give an "F."

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The woman whose naked breasts are shown on display to Elizabeth Halsey is played by Christine Smith, Playboy's playmate of the month for December 2005. See more »

Goofs

After Amy is transferred out of the district at the end of the movie (due to being framed for Elizabeth's drug abuse), Scott offers Elizabeth a real relationship, but Elizabeth declines and instead hooks up with Russell. However, neither Scott nor Amy are ever seen or mentioned again beyond this scene, so whether or not Scott and Amy rekindle their budding romance goes completely unexplained. See more »

Quotes

Shawn: LeBron is a better rebounder and passer.
Russell Gettis: LeBron will never beat Jordan. Call me when LeBron has six championships.
Shawn: That's your only argument?
Russell Gettis: It's the only argument I need Shawn!
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Alternate Versions

The Unrated edition available on home video contains 19 different shots running ~6 minutes longer. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) See more »

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Swing Easy
Written and Performed by Tim Ziesmer
Courtesy of ZiesMe Music
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Complete Waste of Time
16 August 2011 | by jennessis-1See all my reviews

If I could have given zero stars I would have. This movie is absolutely not worth watching. The only remotely good thing is Jason Segel but his role was so marginal, he couldn't help anything.

The story is completely predictable with no lessons to be learned from it. There is no witty dialogue and not a single scene which would make you laugh like you should when watching a comedy. Timberlake's role is supposed to be dorky or something but if you've seen him on SNL, this one does not live up to your expectations. The dry hump scene is not even embarrassing funny but utterly lame.

The only twist in the story is so expected and poorly executed, it's just another super lame scene.

If seeing Cameron Diaz washing cars in Daisy Dukes for about five minutes is your thing watch it. Otherwise, stay away from it. This movie seriously sucked.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Teacher See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,603,106, 26 June 2011

Gross USA:

$100,292,856

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$216,197,492
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Company Credits

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Columbia Pictures, Mosaic See more »
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| (unrated)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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