Another comedy that relies heavily on goofiness for its laughs, and pretty effective at that. It is in large part due to the overly-competitive and pretentious rival teacher, played well by Lucy Punch. Another good performance is by Justin Timberlake, playing an even goofier yes-man. The lead performance by Cameron Diaz is extremely uninteresting, but luckily her students are well-cast, and a very non-standard cast at that.

Sadly the movie is ridiculously shallow, and there is no battle to fight, and nothing is resolved... I don't know what the fuck it's about. It feels very incomplete. Even the quality cast is underused (I wish I could see more of Timberlake, the fat teacher, the kids, and much less of Cameron Diaz).