"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."
There would be no Bad Teacher without the great performance of Cameron Diaz. Justin Timberlake, in a thankless role, gives a flat unlikeable performance and allows Diaz to steal every scene they have together.
If the title of Bad Teacher calls to mind Bad Santa, the resonance is deliberate: Here is a comedy full of inappropriate humor about someone filling a familiar role who couldn't be further from the figure of benevolent authority we expect.