Bad Teacher Reviewed

What's the worse kind of teacher you could have? One who doesn't care, not interested in teaching you or perhaps one who does nothing but punish you with homework? Well how bout one who doesn't care because she's more interested in getting a boob job? Well this week Cameron Diaz stars in Bad Teacher, a high school teach who is interested in earning enough money by any means necessary in order to get that boob job.

The Plot

Some teachers just don't give a 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 fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute Scott Delacorte (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 wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other.

The Verdict

Now let's face it, we've all had our fair share of less-than-dedicated teachers, but I don't think you have ever had one as bad as miss Cameron Diaz. Lazy and extremely self-absorbed, she's every student's worst nightmare. But then again because she's so hot I'm sure the boys won't mind. It's believable the way she portrays this character, playing movies for her students to watch while she sleeps in class is something I'm sure the teachers out there might have thought about on a lazy day.

The story itself is thin which is expected of such a comedy. For me this movie doesn't quite take off, it's like it lacks that added punch of humour or perhaps Justin Timeberlake was trying too hard to be funny. Apart form Cameron Diaz being perfectly cast for this film, the other supporting cast members really helped in the humour department.

One to single out is Phyllis Smith as Teacher Lynn Davis. She was so funny as this nervous out of place teacher who befriends Diaz's character who isn't the best influence. Believe it or not there were moments where observation and intelligence is required as Gym teacher Russell tries to show Elizabeth just how much of a backbone Scott has.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

It's an okay movie with some good moments. The rest of the time, watching Cameron Diaz alone do her thing is good enough.

Bad Teacher opens in cinemas 18 Aug

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