Bougie Movie Review - Bad Teacher


There's 90 minutes of my life I will never get back. Ugh. Ick. Eww. And Ugh. The four funny lines you saw in the trailer? Those are the funny lines in the movie. My sister-in-law was in town and we thought we'd catch a comedy. We never saw one. 

Cameron Diaz is a teacher who wants to marry a rich guy and spend money. But in order to get the rich guy, she feels she must have a boob job. The boob job costs $10k. She spends the movie scheming on how to get the money and the rich guy while doing as little as possible. (Correction: she does the most as far as felonies committed and ethics trampled) They didn't bother to flesh out her character. Where are her friends, her family? How did she become this shallow, insensitive, boozy, druggy witch? We don't know and very quickly, we don't care. Cameron is still hot and wears the hell out of a sheath dress but it is time for someone to tell her she is not 26 any more. The baked on-caked on makeup look is also brutally awful in some camera shots. 

Justin Timberlake plays a nerdy rich teacher that all the female teachers want and oh, he's in a band. A five piece all male band. Total stretch acting? Yeah... moving on. There was this weird fully clothed dry humping scene with him and Cameron that given their history was just kind of awkward and hard to watch.

Jason Segel tries to save the movie with actual bouts of sardonic witty humor but he is completely underutilized and you don't really get his story either. Yet somehow they wrap the whole thing up in a cutesy bow that we're supposed to be okay with. I only had one glass of wine, perhaps with an entire bottle this would be hilarity.

I'm tired just typing about it. See at your own risk. Man that was awful. And a little pathological. One star for Cameron's wardrobe.