Elizabeth Halzey is a teacher who’s only got one goal in life: find a rich guy to marry and until that happens, spend her time doing as little as possible as a teacher. After her rich fiancé breaks off the engagement, she focuses her moves on the new temp teacher, Scott, who appears to be rich. As Scott seems more interested in Amy, another teacher, Elizabeth feels there’s only one way to get Scott’s undivided attention: a boob job. However, to get the money for the surgery, she’ll have to win a bonus for getting her students get the highest scores for the State Exam.
The time for movies in class is over!
Sound and Vision:
The contrast is off a bit between scenes and black levels at times look a bit mudgy, but other than that, Bad Teacher has quite the decent transfer. We get vibrant colors, plenty of detail and natural skin tones with good textures.
The sound has a wide range coming from the front, while music blends into the rears to provide additional atmosphere. Decent work.
- Way Behind the Scenes with Jason and Justin
- Raising more than Funds
- JAMS Yearbook — Hidden Moments
- A very odd Blacksmith Story
- Swimming with the Dolphins
- Good Teacher
- Gag reel
About half an hour of extras and an interactive picture vault with additional info on characters.
Bad Teacher follows the lines of Bad Santa but while Billy Bob Thornton was memorable as Willie “Santa” Stokes, Cameron Diaz’ Elizabeth Halsey for sure isn’t. Diaz tries hard to be a foul-mouthed gold digger who cares about little other than her own financial future, but fails to make us believe she’s someone else than Cameron Diaz.
Diaz’ acting is quite the downturner and as a result 90% of the jokes are all but funny. On the other side you have Justin Timberlake who plays an nerdy substitute teacher who’s loaded and there’s one scene where he pairs up with Diaz that was good enough to put a wink of a smile on my face. Other than that I was desperate to find something to laugh with. Bad Teacher isn’t funny.
Technically there’s nothing wrong with this release, but the movie itself follows traditional paths and even the “uncensored” version lacks vulgarity. Bad Teacher is like a movie that shocked people 40 years ago but is now way past its due date.