2011 ‧ Romance/Comedy ‧ 1h 37m
Initial release: 17 June 2011 (Republic of Ireland)
Director: Jake Kasdan
Box office: 21.62 crores USD
Awards: Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy, MORE
Screenplay: Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky
Bad Teacher is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan based on a screenplay by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, and Phyllis Smith.
The film was released in the United States and Canada on June 24, 2011. It focuses on a lazy middle school teacher who is forced to return to the teaching job she hates and tries to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.
Elizabeth Halsey is an immoral English teacher at John Adams Middle School (JAMS) in Cook County, Illinois. She is foul-mouthed and greedy, drinks alcohol heavily, smokes marijuana, and shows movies while sleeping through class. She plans to quit teaching and marry her wealthy fiancé Mark, but must resume her job when he dumps her after learning she is only after his money. Elizabeth tries to win over substitute teacher Scott Delacorte, who is also wealthy because his family runs a watch company. Amy Squirrel, a dedicated and enthusiastic colleague, also pursues Scott while the school’s gym teacher, Russell Gettis, makes it clear that he is interested in Elizabeth romantically, and she is not interested in him because he is a gym teacher.