I never laughed. In the hour and a half it was on I didn't even crack a smile. There were a couple of conversations or stand alone lines that were amusing but overall it left me with a whole lotta meh. They had a stellar supporting cast made up of comedy veterans. Folks who have actually studied comedy. Jokes were flying all over the place and not one dang laugh exited my mouth. They totally misused genius Lucy Punch as Cam's rival, Miss Squirrel. They had a school full of kids which could have been comedy gold. Read Tracy's review. She's totally right about the potential for hilarity between teachers and their students. It touched on it but mostly chose to focus on how completely terrible a human being she is.
So the story is...Elizabeth Halsey is a lazy, gold-digging, awful person in search of someone to take care of her and her bills. In order to land this man to pay for her life she decides she needs a rack to up her hotness from an 8 to a 10. We then follow her for the next year on her journey of stealing and cheating in order to secure the money. She gets away with murder and even returns to the school, sans new rack, to be a guidance counselor. Ugh. Ok, I didn't need her to learn a lesson for me to like this movie. She does change a tiny bit but it's unbelievable because we get no redeeming qualities at the outset of the film.
|I need, OK want, those shoes|
I need to just skip these movies that I had doubts about when they were in theaters. Typically when I go with my gut I'm safe. Then again, there are the times where I want to see if a movie is as bad as they say it is.