Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bad Teacher (2011)

Written by Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg
Directed by Jake Kasdan
Starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake & Lucy Punch

This movie is exactly what it looks like from the trailer. It's joke after joke about ditzy blonde Diaz trying to get what she wants… a man… a rich man… a stupid rich man...

The film has a certain charm to it. It’s hard to really take a deep look at this film because of the whimsical subject matter and embarrassingly relatable motivations. The characters in their entirety are bland and lifeless and the all-star cast makes for a great back drop for, what is, empty dialoge. The film is a comedy even thought some jokes fall flat. There are moments that just don’t play at all and yet are still in the movie.

The jokes roll out at a good pace and lots of them are funny. This is a comedy that you can easily laugh at. Diaz is becoming quite the joker. Jason Segel plays the most generous and warm character I have ever seen him play. Timberlake plays the rich bachelor, love interest and Punch is the woman in her way.

Bottom 5 rating. Bad teacher doesn’t break any rules or try to be something its not. It’s a rental for the whimsical movie-goer. 

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