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"BAD TEACHER"
(2011) (Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes None
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Mild
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Mild
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: After being dumped by her fiancÚ, a foul-mouthed and improper middle school teacher competes against a coworker to win the affections of a new substitute teacher, all while fending off the advances of the irreverent gym instructor.
PLOT:
Elizabeth Halsey (CAMERON DIAZ) is leaving John Adams Middle School after just one year of working there as a teacher, all set to live the life of being married to a sugar daddy. But when her fiancÚ calls off the engagement, Elizabeth finds herself living the poor life in an apartment with penniless roommate Kirk (ERIC STONESTREET). Worse yet, she must return to the school and resume teaching her class of 7th graders, including the likes of socially awkward Garrett (MATTHEW J. EVANS) who has a crush on Sasha (KAITLYN DEVER) who has no interest in him.

Elizabeth has no interest in teaching them and the rest of her class, and uses school related movies to babysit them while she sleeps, drinks or gets high. She's the exact opposite of perky teacher Amy Squirrel (LUCY PUNCH) who's determined to win the best teacher of the year prize from Principal Wally Snur (JOHN MICHEAEL HIGGINS). Fellow teacher Lynn Davies (PHYLLIS SMITH) isn't anywhere as enthusiastic, but she likes the looks of new substitute teacher Scott Delacorte (JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE), as does Amy.

But it's Elizabeth who notes his expensive watch and then learns that he's the heir to a famous watch company. Determined to land him, she sets out to collect the $10,000 she needs to have her breasts enlarged, something gym teacher Russell Gettis (JASON SEGEL) thinks is completely unnecessary.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens might be interested in it, as might fans of anyone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use.


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