A booze-swilling, pot-smoking, hard-swearing seventh-grade teacher rallies to get out of the classroom for good by wrangling a rich substitute teacher into marriage in this comedy from director Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story). Cynical teacher Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz) hates her job. She can't wait for the day she finds a man who makes enough cash to let her walk away from her life of middle-school misery, and when her fiancé cancels their wedding plans, her frantic search intensifies. Just when it starts to look like Elizabeth will have to muscle her way through another semester of skull-crushing hangovers, however, handsome substitute Scott Delacorte (Justin Timberlake) shows up at school sporting a fancy wristwatch and the promise of a care-free future. But in order to earn her meal ticket, Elizabeth will have to out-cute perky fellow teacher Amy (Lucy Punch). And it won't be easy, because Scott is crushing on Amy hard. Now, if Elizabeth can just motivate her students to study so that she can win a state contest to earn enough cash for some new breast implants, perhaps she can finally find a means of diverting Scott's gaze. Meanwhile, much to Elizabeth's chagrin, wisecracking, self-effacing gym teacher Russell (Jason Segel) refuses to admit defeat despite being turned down for a date by his gold-digging colleague time and again.~Jason Buchanan
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Unrated edition includes: both unrated and theatrical film versions with extra raunchy footage not seen in theaters!
I enjoyed this movie for many different reasons.
I enjoyed Cameron Diaz as a “bad teacher”.
I enjoyed the movie too because it was a young teenage movie. I have always enjoyed these type of movies.
And, it’s literally one of the best comedies I have ever seen in the 2010’s.
Seen parts of this movie on FX and decided it could be funnier in it's original format. So I ordered this movie and it was actually descent. Not big on Cameron Diaz but I am a fan of Jason Segel and as always he is on par in this film. The plot and the setting of this movie reminds me if there was a darker version out there of School of Rock, then this film would be it!
This is not Shakespeare and should not be reviewed as such. THIS MOVIE IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO REAL LIFE. This is a study in the extremes of human moral values and for me that was fun. It does go pretty far sometimes but never too far. I am also a giant Justin Timberlake fan and he is great in this movie.