Bad Teacher

(R) ★☆☆☆☆

Usually, you can’t judge a movie by its name. Not so with Bad Teacher, a lazy black comedy that finds gross negligence to be the height of hilarity. Cameron Diaz stars as a junior high teacher who cares more about raising money for a boob job than showing up to work sober, while Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel star as fellow faculty members who inexplicably find her misanthropy irresistible.

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When I told my husband that I was going to see Bad Teacher, he paused for a moment and then said, knowing my love of wordplay, “The title of your take-down will write itself!” And while it is true that I love it when movies unwittingly review themselves, the presence of the word “bad” in the title isn’t always a giveaway. Breaking Bad, for instance, is a really good show. The Bad Seed is a classic. Even Bad Boys, the 1995 Will Smith-Martin Lawrence cop caper, has its charms. That said, Bad Teacher is pretty bad.

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