Bad Teacher

June 24th 2011
  • Comedy,
  • R,
  • 92 min,
  • Sony Pictures
  • Cast: Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Phyllis Smith, John Michael Higgins, Dave Allen, Jillian Armenante, Matthew J. Evans, Kaitlyn Dever, Kathryn Newton, Igal Ben Yair, Aja Bair, Andra Nechita, Noah Munck, Finneas O'Connel, Daniel Castro, Adrian Kali Turner, Eric Stonestreet, Thomas Lennon, Nat Faxon, Stephanie Faracy, David Paymer, Alanna Ubach, Christine Smith, David Doty, Rick Overton, Matt Besser, Lee Eisenberg
  • Director: Jake Kasdan
  • Writers: Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg
  • Producer: Jimmy Miller
  • Associate Producer: Carey Dietrich
  • Executive Producer: Georgia Kacandes
  • Art Direction: Andrew Max Cahn
  • Castings: Anya Colloff, Amy McIntyre Britt
  • Costume Design: Debra McGuire
  • D.O.P.: Alar Kivilo
  • Editor: Tara Timpone
  • Makeup: Peter Robb-King
  • Music: Michael Andrews
  • Production Design: Jefferson Sage
  • Set Decoration: Ronald R. Reiss


Some teachers just don't give an F. For example, there's Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She's foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job.

When she's dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) – competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch).

When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use
  • Production Budget: $19 million
  • Production Companies: The Weinstein Company, Mosaic Media Group
  • Production Schedule: March 2010 - June 2010

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2011 Guide Analysis: "Sony is confident enough in this comedy they moved it from a quiet April 1st release to slap bang in the middle of Summer on June 17th where it goes up against superhero juggernaut "Green Lantern". The premise is decent, especially if they retain the R-rated dark edge of the original script, and it's nice to see a studio comedy where the lead female character is allowed to be a bit of a bitch.

They've a solid director in the form of Jake Kasdan ("Walk Hard," "The TV Set," "Orange County") who helms from a script by the duo whose only major credits are the odious Jack Black comedy "Year One" and a "Ghostbusters III" script that's not ready for production. That's the obvious downside, and a script review earlier this year indicated a previous draft took a decidedly strange turn in the final act that doesn't fit, hopefully that's a problem they've resolved.

More exciting is the strong supporting cast - Jason Segel gets what is said to be the film's best role as Diaz's roommate, while there's strong support from the likes of John Michael Higgins, Molly Shannon, Thomas Lennon, Eric Stonestreet and Justin Timberlake as various other teachers. Diaz is fine given the right material, and her playing the schemer trying to steal the man from the lovely and innocent Punch marks a nice role reversal from her work in "My Best Friend's Wedding"."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 17 June 2011: Ireland, UK
  • 22 June 2011: Belgium
  • 23 June 2011: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal
  • 24 June 2011: Bulgaria, Iceland, Norway
  • 25 June 2011: Sweden
  • 26 June 2011: Finland
  • 7 July 2011: Argentina
  • 27 July 2011: France
  • 28 July 2011: Czech Republic
  • 6 August 2011: Japan
  • 12 August 2011: Lithuania
  • 18 August 2011: Greece, Hungary
  • 25 August 2011: Singapore
  • 1 September 2011: Hong Kong
  • 2 September 2011: Italy
  • 23 September 2011: Colombia
  • 20 October 2011: Malaysia