Bad Teacher

2011 UR 1h 32m Blu-ray / DVD

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Bad Teacher

2011 UR 1h 32m Blu-ray / DVD
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  • Cast
Cameron Diaz stars as Elizabeth Halsey, a scheming and coarse-tongued middle school teacher who gets dumped by her wealthy boyfriend and rebounds by sinking her claws into a handsome substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake).
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English DVS: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, French: DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English DVS: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Rating
UR -
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Lucy Punch
  • Jason Segel
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Phyllis Smith
  • John Michael Higgins
  • Dave Allen
  • Jillian Armenante
  • Matthew J. Evans
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this raunchy comedy about a jaded, selfish, foul-mouthed middle-school teacher will likely attract teen fans expecting an over-the-top Apatowian laugh-fest, but what you get instead is an underwhelming film that's long on unlikeable characters (even though they're played by appealing stars like Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake) and short on wit or insight. There's plenty of swearing (including uses of words like "s--t" and "f--k" in front of tweens and teens), sexual references and innuendoes (including some simulated sex and lots of talk about breast implants), as well as dope smoking and drinking.

Sexual Content

Plenty of raunch. A man simulates sex while clothed with a woman who's not his girlfriend (later, he's shown with a wet spot on his groin). The same woman seduces another guy with frank talk about sex. Lots of sex talk in general, as well as much discussion about breast implants, with different characters weighing in on what they think of a woman's need for plastic surgery. Some groping and kissing and scanty outfits.

Violence

A woman drugs/"roofies" a man so she can steal something and blackmail him later with compromising pictures. A teacher yells and berates her students, sometimes throwing a basketball straight at them (played for laughs). Characters yell at each other.

Language

Frequent use of words including "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "d--k," "son of a bitch," "t-ts," "damn," "laid," "goddammit," "hell," "oh my God," and more, sometimes said in front of children.

Social Behavior

The positive messages aren't obvious, but if you dig, you can find a couple of take-aways: Love what you do or don't do that job at all. And be happy with yourself so you don't have to look elsewhere for validation.

Consumerism

Some label-dropping: Jaeger LeCoutre, Mercedes Benz, Jim Beam. The main character is a gold-digger, and she pays extra attention to men who appear to have lots of money.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A teacher boozes it up while in the classroom. A student also catches her smoking weed with a pipe; later, she's shown using a bong. Beer drinking and shots.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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