Bad Teacher: Blu Ray Review
Released by Sony home Ent
You'd think a raunchy comedy involving Cameron Diaz as an apathetic, pot
smoking, drinking and uncaring teacher would be a natural sequel to Billy Bob
Thornton's Bad Santa.
But I'm sorry to say this
film is probably about as far away from that as you can get.
Diaz plays Elizabeth Halsey, a just retired teacher at a school,
who's dumped by her fiancee after she's accused of gold digging by her would be
mom-in-law. So facing a lack of cash and determined to get $10,000 for a boob
job so she can net a sugar daddy, Halsey heads back to middle school and tries
to cruise by and simply earn the cash she needs for surgery.
When Justin Timberlake's Scott Delacorte starts up as a supply
teacher alongside Elizabeth, she senses he's got a bit of cash to splash and an
inheritance to dig her claws into.
Throw into the
mix Jason Segel's gym teacher, Russell who's got a crush on Halsey and it's a
case of problems ahoy in the classroom.
crude can work - and in some parts of this film, it is laugh out loud funny as
the foulest things come out of sweet looking Cameron Diaz's mouth - but there's
little else on show in this "comedy" which exploits Diaz's sleazy looks and body
for "laughs". (There's even a scene with Diaz wearing very short shorts and
hosing herself down at a charity car wash while a rock song plays loudly in the
Don't get me wrong, this has its
moments and Segal, Diaz and Timberlake get by on the screen but the laughs in
this flat comedy are few and far between - sure, there are some great one liners
which cause mirth but it's not enough to get you through the film without it
feeling like it's sagging. Diaz works as hard as she can but she can't save it
Extras: More raunchy footage, deleted scenes, gag