20. BAD TEACHER
Director: Jake Kasdan
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel, Lucy Punch, John Michael Higgins
Release Date: June 24
Why we’re excited: Just when we were about to give up on the recently dormant Cameron Diaz, she comes roaring back with what could be her funniest, not to mention sexiest, role to date. Take a moment to welcome one of last decade’s hottest ladies back.
In the raunchy comedy Bad Teacher, Diaz plays a greedy and potty-mouthed school employee who vows to seduce the pants off a new sub (Justin Timberlake) before her archrival (Lucy Punch) claims him first. This summer seems to be a good one for females and comedy, between this promising, R-rated flick and Bridesmaids. Since there’s nothing sexier than a girl who use laughter as foreplay, we’re all for that.
The one red flag hovering above Bad Teacher is that its screenwriters, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, are coming off of the jokeless 2009 comedy Year One. But they’ve each written a gang of The Office episodes, too. Let’s just hope that Diaz is more Steve Carell than Jack Black.