Bad Teacher

Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel

Diaz plays Elizabeth Halsey, a junior high school teacher with a bad attitude. She’s shallow, manipulative and downright nasty. She wants to marry for money and ditch teaching for good. So after her fiance dumps her, she pursues a fellow teacher who has family money. She ignores the attentions of a very nice gym teacher (Segel), while obsessing over Scott (Timberlake) and raising money to pay for breast enlargement surgery. Things come to a head as things tend to do, but Elizabeth manages to worm her way out of a tricky situation, even showing she’s not all bad.

Great supporting roles by Phyllis Smith (from The Office) and Eric Stonestreet (Cameron from Modern Family).  Good movie, but not as good as I had expected. Sometimes I think the new rom coms move too quickly through too many scenes, concepts and characters, instead of exploring a few more closely. Nonetheless, it is funny (mainly thanks to Segel), edgy, and slightly better than most.

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Posted on 19/02/2012, in the whole rom com list and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Bad Teacher.

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