‘Bad Teacher’ Red Band Trailer is Filthy and Hilarious

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
By Kevin Crossman
Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher

Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher

Got to admit this project has been flying a little under our radar, but that is certainly no longer the case after the filthy and hilarious red band trailer for Bad Teacher dropped today.  The summer comedy stars Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch (Earmuff nominee from Dinner for Schmucks), Phyllis Smith, John Michael Higgins, and Jason Segel.  The film is directed by Walk Hard helmer Jake Kasdan and is written by Office and Year One scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky.

Plot Summary:
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.

After underwhelming in The Green Hornet, star Cameron Diaz seems to be primed for a comeback with this star vehicle. I was very impressed by the trailer and if Lucy Punch’s performance in Dinner for Schmucks is any indication, the war between the two teachers should be a hoot. This also seems like a much better “second banana” role for Segel, last (barely) seen in theatres in Gulliver’s Travels.

Bad Teacher opens on June 24, 2011.

One Response to “‘Bad Teacher’ Red Band Trailer is Filthy and Hilarious”

  1. Chris

    Looks pretty good. I hope they do not lean heavily on the “she’s a bad person w/ no morals” joke over and over, but I am looking forward to seeing Segel again. Plus Timberlake was really good in The Social Network. Diaz, pointless in The Green Hornet, could be really funny in this.


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