Movie Review – Bad Teacher (2011)

Bad TeacherA comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague — a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.

Director: Jake Kasdan
Writers: Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake

Bad Teacher is a film that makes no apologies. Lead actress Cameron Diaz steps outside of her comfort zone away from the typical happy go lucky sex pot that she portrays in countless other films and puts out a pretty gutsy performance in Bad Teacher. She definitely puts out a memorable performance in this one. The rest of the cast also fills in nicely. Each character suits their roles nicely and make up a very nice cast in whole.

I was kind of shocked by what Bad Teacher was as I was not expecting for it to be what it was. For that, I will give it plenty of props. Outside of the cookie cutter ending, the film was a little different that I think anyone would expect from it (in a good way). The comedy is rather vulgar, so if you get offended easily, you may want to skip this one, but if you like you comedy a little on the dark side, this will be right up your alley.

Cameron Diaz