Bad Teacher

Featured In Issue 162, December 2011

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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R / Unrated
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Sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use
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Jake Kasdan
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In Bad Teacher, Elizabeth Halsey (Diaz) is ruthless, wildly inappropriate, and says exactly what's on her mind. She may be working as a teacher, but her real occupation is to find a rich man to support her and get her out of middle school for good. When she's dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Timberlake)-competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Punch), while disregarding the advances of the school's irreverent gym teacher (Segel). Elizabeth's schemes and their wild consequences prove that she truly doesn't give an "F." (Gary Reber)

Both the theatrical version (01:31:58) and the unrated extended version (01:37:38) are available. Special features include the interactive "Jams Yearbook—Hidden Moments," a gag reel (HD 04:58); four outtakes (HD 03:53); six deleted scenes (HD 05:44); five featurettes Way Behind The Scenes With Jason And Justin (HD 05:38), Raising More Than Funds (HD 03:31), A Very Old Blacksmith Story (HD 02:08), Swimming With The Dolphins (HD 03:35), and Good Teacher (HD 04:04); up-front previews; and BD-Live functionality.

The 1.85:1 1080p AVC picture is nicely saturated with vibrant colors that really pop. Hues are rich and warm, while fleshtones are naturally toned. Contrast is well balanced with solid blacks and revealing shadow delineation. The imagery is slightly softly focused, with fine detail reserved. Still, this is a bright and colorful visual experience that is engaging to watch. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is primarily frontal focused, with a lively dialogue track that is intelligible and natural sounding. Surround envelopment is limited to the music score but is generally reserved. This is a rather conventional soundtrack that is serviceable to the storytelling but otherwise not distinguished. (Gary Reber)