Who hasn't had a crush on a teacher when they were in school? And if you were a 12 year old boy and your teacher was Cameron Diaz...well, that's a recipe for comedy, right? You'd think so wouldn't you? But you'd be very, very wrong!
The joke here is the Cameron is a teacher who's just biding her time until she can marry a sugar-daddy, so her job is secondary to her personal interests. Sound funny, so far? As the movie drags on, we discover that (apparently) every man on the planet is attracted to her, and she's only interested in men who have money and can take care of her in the manner in which she'd like to become accustomed. And, in the end, her hard, hard heart is melted and she discovers that maybe she should settle for real love instead of being taken care of....awwwww.
If any of that sounded funny to you, then you'll probably wet your pants laughing at this movie. Or, if you find Cameron Diaz talking dirty or saying words like 'tits' or making drug jokes, then you'll also probably die laughing. If you're looking for a cleverly written, funny movie...then look elsewhere! This is one of those movies where the funniest parts were all in the trailer...and the trailer wasn't all that funny!
Bad Teacher is clearly one of those movies that got made because Cameron, or co-star Justin Timberlake, either lost a bet or needed a quick infusion of cash...because if either of them read the script, they would have thought twice!
I'm giving Bad Teacher 1/2 a cigar (and it's a cigar that's cheap and it's been in the gutter for a while!), and it's barely worth that. It's unfunny, uninteresting and even Cameron Diaz strutting around in skimpy outfits seems like a desperate attempt to get hormonal boys to check this movie out....don't be dumb, guys, it's just not worth it!!! Do yourself a favor and re-rent The Hangover or Bridesmaids, both were actually funny movies with a heart.