There was much anticipation ahead of its theatrical run because of our fond memories of Ben Stiller and Diaz in ‘There’s Something About Mary’. ‘Bad Teacher’ had the characteristics and the potential to be another runaway hit for comedy, and shine a spotlight on Justin Timberlake as a leading man.
Well, now the reviews are out, and the reaction is fairly negative, it looks like this one was a misfire. Although Cameron Diaz pulls off a superbly offensive character, the story doesn’t put enough intrigue into them for the audience to get in to it. For the sake of fun, it delivers, but this could have been so much more, according to a wide range of reviews.
Check out some of the reaction to ‘Bad Teacher’ below :
Media reaction to Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher
“Some critics have complained that Cameron Diaz isn’t likeable. So what. Other critics have complained Diaz isn’t suited for comedy. She’s fine in this, although a few more funny lines would’ve helped. She was certainly funny in There’s Something About Mary” – San Diego
“Though the movie drags through some dull and witless sections, Bad Teacher can be funny” – Forbes
Stars : Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Jason Segal
Directed by : Jake Kasdan
Opening weekend (US) : $31,603,106