‘Bad Teacher’ Red Band Trailer: Cameron Diaz Cusses Like a Sailor

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 11:51 am,

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The Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg may not have had much success (critically or financially) with the period comedy Year One, but that hasn’t stopped them for giving big-screen comedy another shot. As well as penning the script for the much-talked-about Ghostbusters III, the writing duo have also written a new (what looks to be) very R-rated comedy entitled Bad Teacher, and today we have the red band trailer for the film.

Directed by Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), Bad Teacher stars Cameron Diaz as, well, a bad teacher who swears like a trooper and generally treats her work (including her pupils) like crap. The story follows Diaz’s Elizabeth Halsey as she attempts to woo one of her fellow teachers (Justin Timberlake) while trying to get her class to achieve the best grades possible in order to win a huge bonus.

We had a strong idea from the start that Bad Teacher was going to be R-rated but I don’t think we expected it to be as hard-edged with its comedy as it is. As you’ll see from the red band trailer below, Stupnitsky and Eisenberg don’t shy away from giving Diaz some heavy profanity to casually deliver at every turn.

Check out the red band trailer below to see for yourself:

Although this isn’t the first time Diaz has swore a lot in a movie (see Very Bad Things and The Sweetest Thing as other examples), it’s really jarring to see her front and center like this where profanity seems almost the point of the whole thing. It’s very funny the way the swearing is used in the above trailer, but I worry that during the actual movie all that cursing will wear thin very quickly. Swearing can be hilarious, but only when it’s done well and not just abundantly thrown in there for the sake of being edgy.

The obvious comparisons for Bad Teacher are the Jack Black comedy School of Rock and Bad Santa, the absolutely hilarious R-rated comedy starring Billy Bob Thornton. It’s reminiscent of the latter not just because of the word “bad” in both titles, but because they both take a normally harmless profession (mall Santas and teachers) and gives it a risque edge, i.e., constant swearing and other publicly unacceptable behavior. I doubt Bad Teacher will match up to Bad Santa, but Teacher might be all-the-more shocking because it’s A-lister Diaz leading the way.

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Interestingly, Bad Teacher reunites Diaz with her former real-life boyfriend Justin Timberlake; whether or not their off-screen relationship helps or hinders their chemistry in the film is hard to tell from just the trailer, but I imagine much attention will be paid to the fact that this reunites them after five years.

Also in the supporting cast is Jason Segel, who has been displaying most of his comedic talents on the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother, but also wrote and starred in the hit film Forgetting Sarah Marshall. After Bad Teacher Segel will appear in the comedy Jeff Who Lives At Home, the action/comedy Undercover Cop and The Muppets (which he also co-wrote).

Hopefully the trailer for Bad Teacher hasn’t given all the best laughs away, as so many comedies do these days. The film may not turn out well, but at this point it looks pretty !@#$ funny.

Bad Teacher hits theaters on June 24th, 2011.

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  1. Interesting

  2. this looks all kinds of unfunny, which i don’t understand because Segel is one of the go-to-guys in terms of decent comedy performances… the dudes who wrote this should take a quick look at Superbad or In The Loop to see how swearing can be funny

    • Thank God I’m not the only one who’s seen “In the Loop”

  3. wow ill wait for a dvd release

  4. I really liked Diaz before …now its love :)
    what a mouth on that girl !!! :)

    sorry , I was a bit distracted for a moment there.
    I think this movie looks hilarious , good cast too ; so I gotta say I’m looking forward to this one.

  5. What happened to Cameron Diaz? She used to be hot…

  6. Wow. Vile, utter crap. When you can’t come up with jokes, fall back on profanity because that’s ALWAYS hysterically funny, right?


    • Amen.

    • …apparently

  7. …This would be an interesting movie if the two leads were different actors…

  8. just gotta say… cameron is absolutely drop-dead sexy gorgeous in this, and funny as hell! the material is been-there, boilerplate 100% recycled plastic, but she makes it hot and reasonably edgy in a very unique way.

  9. This looks reall, really, relaly, really, really bad. Oh did I mention that it looks bad. I have never been more unterested in a movie than I have with this traffic wreck of a film.

    Obvious and Cliche’ should be the two words to describe this movie.

    • It even affected my spelling it was so bad looking.

  10. I believe the trick to profanity is to have it not seem forced — unlike this trailor. As so many others here have said… terrible.

  11. i hate justin timberlake as an actor. he sucks bad. his music is good. stick too your talents man. smh

  12. Why the hate? It looks hilarious! (Not classic but definitely worth a look, I mean when was the last time women headlined a comedy without the word “romantic” in the front?)

  13. Cameron is absolutely fearless! She reminds me of Johnny Depp in this regard. No, not a safe movie.. but who knows?

    JT can also be great! Loved him in Alpha Dog, and the two comedies, The Love Guru, and Southland Tales (hey, it was a comedy to me, okay). He was the best thing in The Love Guru as Jacques the goalie.

    But, sorry, didn’t like it when Eddie Murphy did it, didn’t like it when Richard Pryor did it.. I’m not going to like it any more just because white people are doing it. It’s the ‘Tude that’s ugly, not the race!

  14. Vile is right, and thats why I like it. Our generation is horribly profane, and we’re cool with it. Average people aren’t overly quirky and edgy. Nowadays ‘F***’ is the (in)appropriate response to most daily mishaps. Granted, it might be more realistic if she was a Community College professor who taught night classes because a High School teacher would NEVER get away with that, haha. But whatever.

  15. The funniest part was when he called the kid “Twilight”. Haha

  16. Her cafeteria-table line is very hot, when listened to in a dark room a half-dozen times!