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| | 1 hr 32 min | Comedy

All actions lead to consequences. This is a statement that is taught by mostly every teacher of every age category. The consequences can be good or bad. Bad Teacher is a movie that explains this synopsis throughout the whole movie. A substitute teacher fills in for a regular teacher for an extended amount of time. This substitute teacher has a different set of priorities than other teachers. She enjoys spending her spare time drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and partying hard. She is not used to actually being responsible for herself or others. Nor does she take life seriously.

The students are able to notice right away, that this is no ordinary substitute teacher. At first they like the change, because it gives them more freedom to goof off. The teacher plays movie after movie for the students to watch, while she takes a nap. She also has a secret stash drawer in the desk, where she hides her alcohol and drugs. Other teachers take notice of the teacher habits, and do not agree with how she handles the kids.

The substitute teacher makes friends with a couple other teachers. One male teacher who wants to get to know her on a more personal level. And another female teacher who is looking to make friends and be accepted.

An incentive comes along, that prompts the substitute to actually teach her class, instead of allowing them to teach themselves. She steps up to the plate and uses unconventional ways to get the students to do their best.

One teacher tries to get the substitute in trouble, but it backfires on her. The students actually start to learn and respect the substitute. They do well on the test and are very proud of themselves.

Bad Teacher is an excellent movie that offers a great laugh. Even though it is a comedy, it offers a moral undertone. There are different ways to deal with situations, and Bad Teacher shows, that even though you don't take the conventional path, success can still be obtained. A teacher's involvement in students lives, greatly influence the choices they make.

Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel, Lucy Punch, John Michael Higgins
Jake Kasdan
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Kristin Davis Joins Upcoming "Bad Teacher" Spinoff/Remake Series

“Sex and the City”s Charlotte York Goldenblatt herself, Kristin Davis, has signed on for CBS’s upcoming spinoff remake of 2011’s “Bad Teacher” (starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, and Justin Timberlake). Kristin Davis will be playing Ginny, a history teacher, choir teacher, Faculty President, and lead character Meredith’s nemesis. The role of Ginny is based on Lucy Punch in the film (played by Amy Squirrel). Ari Graynor also joins the cast as leading lady Meredith Davis, based on Elizabeth Halsey (played by Cameron Diaz).

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