Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bad Teacher

Just watched Bad Teacher last night. Damn, that is a funny movie. Like he did with Orange County, director Jake Kasdan knocks it out of the park with a fun comedy that despite some of the vulgar trappings, offers a little growth and revelation at the end for its characters. But mostly it's Cameron Diaz being a completely drunken wreck of a teacher who does and says what she wants and was almost out of the profession until her boyfriend dumped her because she was a gold digger. Now she has to play relatively nice with her fellow teachers while trying to snag a rich new substitute and avoid the advances of the stoner gym teacher played by Jason Segal.

I didn't have much in the way of expectations going into this one so I was pleasantly surprised. Jason Segal is a blast as the gym teacher and always seems to be a step ahead of the people he mocks. Cameron Diaz, who I'm not really a fan of, is fantastic in this and I found her slutty bitch of a character quite hot. She should do it more often, as it comes across a little more real than the ditzy blonde she plays in films like Charlie's Angels.

Well worth checking out.

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