Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bad Teacher

September 1, 2011

I really have to give all the credit to Ms. Cameron Diaz. For her to be playing a crass, bitter, lazy and cruel middle school teacher whose shallow aim for teaching was to get herself a breast implant and snag a rich man to marry, Cameron still manages to make the character absolutely funny, delightful and actually worth rooting for. I really do not know how she does it, but she manages to do so. She has that certain unique indescribable quality that could make such an unpleasant character appear cute.

Cameron may be so much older now from her debut in "The Mask" with Jim Carrey, but she still slinked in that car wash scene like the best of them. Her long legs and lithe body still serve her very well in this scene as if she were just half her present age. She really worked those daisy dukes! I thought her comic timing was on point in most of her scenes. This girl is really very funny! I cannot imagine any other actress who can run with this Elizabeth Halsey character and make her likable.

Being raunchy and naughty, this certainly is not a movie to watch with your parents. Cameron and her ex-lover Justin Timberlake figure in a most unusual and awkward sex scene. Scenes with cuss words, drug use, and hurting children are in liberal supply here. I generally would not like a movie with scenes like this, but thanks to Cameron Diaz and her inexplicable x-factor charm, I found it really funny and generally had a good time watching it.


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