Primate Perspective writes:
It’s been a long time since I’ve actually seen Cameron Diaz actually make an effort in a film. I think that maybe after making so much money from the Shrek movies that she just coasted along doing vacuous rom-coms. In a way that attitude of doing the bare minimum may have given Ms Diaz the perfect preparation for Bad Teacher. Thanks to Jake Kasdan’s assured but not too heavy-handed direction she manages to be both obnoxious but still relatable. Kasdan cleverly surrounds her with a good group of comedic actors that together with a solid script elevates this from a fluff piece to a film that has shades of an indie movie running through it.