Friday, July 20, 2012

Movie Review - Bad Teacher

Tonight's movie is Bad Teacher.  IMDB - Post  Wow, what can I say about this film.  It is just not right,  in a wonderful way.  This film follows the life of Elizabeth Halsey, as she hits her highs and lows of teaching.  I'm pretty sure that she breaks just about every rule of teaching that there is.

We meet Elizabeth on one of the worst days of her life.  Her fiance finds out she is only into him for his money.  We fast forward a year and find Elizabeth back teaching at the school because she has no where else to go.

She has not desire to teach until she finds out there is money involved for an award for best teacher.  She desperately wants a boob job because she thinks this will help her land a rich man that will support her financially.

Seeing her at her low is actually kind of humorous.  The night and day from bad teacher to nazi teacher is just as funny.  I don't think that this film really hits its best moments until about half way into the movie.

The acting is amazing, they really went out of their way to get some great comedic actors to star in this film.  Elizabeth's arch nemesis of the movie Amy Squirrel is actually over the top cheesy when we start the movie but she quickly falls to the dark side in an effort to discredit Elizabeth.  We of course meet the object of the feud about 30 minutes into the movie.  Scott Delacorte is a rich idealist who is super naive and gullible.  Elizabeth is after him for his money of course, Amy loves him because they are both the cliche of a kindergarten teacher who is teaching middle school.  Together they make up the wonder puke twins, they are so cute they make you want to puke all over them.

It is as this point that we meet Russell Gettis the gym teacher who has a crush on Elizabeth.  She keeps brushing off because she is a gold digger and he is a gym teacher.

Russell is of course nonplussed by her constant rejections and patiently keeps chasing after her.  Some of their interactions are great, the way they play off each other is wonderful to watch.

The beginning of this movie tends to be a bit awkward to watch and it only had about half of my attention but once it got going, wow, it really gets going.

Russell actually has one of the best lines in the movie.  He delivers it beautifully when they are on the field trip near the end of the film.  I would tell you what it is but I don't want to ruin it should you choose to watch this film.

So I will get to my rating already.

I rate this film four and a half smiley Mike heads.

If it hadn't of been such an odd beginning, I probably would have given it five smiley Mike heads.

As always thanks for reading, feel free to leave comments below.  If you have seen this movie let me know what you thought of it.

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