She won't grade you an F, because she doesn't give an F.
Bad Teacher is a 2011 comedy film starring Cameron Diaz as a middle school teacher in the Illinois school system with a somewhat crude streak... When a new substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake) enters the picture and she finds out he comes from a wealthy family, she decides she needs a boob job in order to win his affection. And as fate would have it, the best teacher in the district receives a bonus that year, and she decides to turn her slovenly ways around in order to acquire it, by becoming the best teacher ever. Obviously, it's easier said than done.
The new sub teacher Scott. Amy crushes on him, he's a (terrible) musician, wears glasses, likes books, and he's sensitive. Plus he's riiich.
Amy. She's pretty and cheerful and decidedly dorky, and though weird, she's quite attractive. Scott genuinely likes her.
Apathetic Teacher: Elizabeth at first. She spends lots of time viewing films with kids at class.
Asleep in Class: But not the students... Elizabeth the teacher sleeps on her desk with her head covered in her clothes.
Baby Trap: In a desperate attempt, Elizabeth tries to convince her fiancÚ that she's pregnant. She later discussed it with Lyn how hard it is to get pregnant "by accident" because the guys got really careful.
The Bad Guy Wins: Elizabeth got away with several things she's done and even got Amy's wealthy boyfriend. And she didn't even want him anymore in the end.
Bare Your Midriff: Elizabeth wears a short shirt during the car-wash scene. She's wet, too.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Amy seems sweet and wholesome, if not a bit kooky, at first, but she's actually quite spiteful and mentally unhinged. There's even talk of a Noodle Incident in 2008 when she supposedly had a psychotic episode.
Black Comedy: Drugs at school, slipping a mickey, swearing at kids, cheating on tests... that's hilarious.
Elizabeth is cynical and not afraid to highlight it.
Russell as well, though he tends to play his in a much more subtle manner.
Department of Redundancy Department: "You can explain it all tomorrow, to the principal and the superintendent. When you got your meeting with the principal and the superintendent tomorrow. At the meeting! Tomorrow!"
Hangover Sensitivity: After a night at the bar when Elizabeth's comes to teach her class, she wears dark sunglasses, turns off the lights and later covers her face and head in her hoody.
Hard Work Montage: When Elizabeth decides to win the prize money, her class starts working really hard. However, it's not enough.
Heroes Want Redheads: Scott, the object of Elizabeth's affection, is dating Amy, who is a redhead. Subverted as he's not the hero, nor is he the protagonist's final guy.
Hoist By Her Own Petard: Amy swaps her desk with Elizabeth's in order to find out if she's hiding anything (which she is). Later, the illegal drugs in Elizabeth's desk are found and believed to be Amy's, resulting in her transfer to the worst school in the state.
Pet the Dog: In one scene, Elizabeth gives her bra to one of her shy, awkward students so that he can use it as "proof" that he was caught making out with an eigth-grade girl, thereby making himself look cool to his classmates as well as the girl he has a crush on.
Potty Failure: Chase in 2nd grade, when she wet the bed during a sleepover.
Sickeningly Sweethearts: Amy and Scott when they date. They are sickly sweet when they sit together and eat together in the teacher's launch. Russell can barely take it and Elizabeth has hard time coping with it as well.
Slipping a Mickey: Elizabeth drugs a guy who is in charge of tests to get the classified results. Played for laughs as it doesn't kick in quite as quickly as she'd like it to.
Too Much Information: Garrett's poem to Chase, which includes details on things such as "the time you wet the bed and I promised not to tell anyone".
Two-Teacher School: Downplayed. This is a movie that focuses on teachers, several teachers are featured in this movie, however, the staff is very small (Russell seems to be the schools's only gym teacher) and only few of the teachers are named..