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MPAA red band trailer for Bad Teacher

BadTeacher.jpgA trailer has arrived for the Cameron Diaz led film Bad Teacher, I'm guessing this is meant to do for teaching what Bad Santa did for, well, Santa impersonators, and while the film might be funny and enjoyable, I do hope it holds more than the trailer which seems to rely heavily on the joke of Diaz swearing.

It did surprise me that Justin Timberlake is starring, but when I see him I just can't help thinking that it's Justin Timberlake. Perhaps I'll get over that when I get drawn into the depth of the characters and the rich story.

I do hate writing these up as red band trailers since we have nothing like that in this country, we have eighteen only trailers, which is what I should start writing them up as, but then that's me imposing a rating on them, not the BBFC. Maybe I should stick with red band. Okay, I'm going off track here.

Much as the trailer for Bad Teacher seems to rely on the Cameron Diaz swearing trick there are a couple of nice setups that do promise more, and I'm not taking the sexy car wash here, there's actually a story and a struggle between characters to be had, there could be some journey and redemption for the main character to take, and there are some funny moments in there too.

Mind you, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg write the script, you'll remember they wrote Year One.

Here's the blurb for the film:

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.

What do you think? Has Bad Teacher tickled your tastebuds? Why, for more reasons than Diaz just acting crude on screen?



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