Cameron Diaz – Bad Teacher 2011

Bad Teacheris a 2011 black comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan based on a screenplay by Lee Eisenberg and Gene

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Stupnitsky, and starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, and Jason Segel. The film was released in the United Kingdom on June 17 and in the United States and Canada on June 24, 2011.

An employee of the Chicago Public Schools system, the ha-cha seventh grade educator Elizabeth portrayed by Cameron Diaz in “Bad Teacher” blows most of her classroom time showing her students (whose names she never learns) movies such as “Lean on Me,” “Stand and Deliver” and “Dangerous Minds” while she nurses a hangover or longs for her next bong hit.

Dumped by her fiance, this craven schemer has returned to the job she thought she’d left behind. But a darling substitute teacher with money (played by Diaz’s ex, Justin Timberlake, highly amusing in his nerdiness) gives Elizabeth a clear goal. She must raise 10 grand for a boob job designed to bag the new guy, even if the likable gym teacher (Jason Segel) presents a more simpatico match.


  1. Strange that you don’t list any of the suburbs that are close to chicago! Skokie, Evanston, Morton Grove, and Niles all have shows and are pretty much right over the Chicago border. I’m sure western and southern suburbs do too. [Jen — it took aus a bit to get that info)

  2. Can you please update this site to include Kane County, DuPage County and western Cook County? Due to the economy, many

    [Ed we don’t have all this info — can you help?]

  3. Does the town of Aurora or Naperville have a fireworks show? Inquiring minds would like to know. [ed. added Naperville and Aurora]

  4. You have the incorrect Fox Lake linked in your article. THAT Fox Lake is 110 miles north in Wisconsin. The Fox Lake in Illinois is also having an Independence Day celebration, but has much different information at

    [thanks — we deleted it]

  5. We are coming to visit Chicago over the holiday and were wondering what the closest fireworks to Elmhurst, Illinois would be. We are not familiar with the area so if anyone could help me with this that would be awesome. Thank you

    ed – Bensenville – The Village of Bensenville, along with The Village of Addison, The City of Elmhurst and The City of Wood Dale present the only Festival in Four Towns — CARNIVAL RIDES & GAMES FOR ALL AGES, FOOD VENDORS FROM AROUND THE REGION, PONY RIDES / MAGIC SHOWS / FREE ICE SKATING and fireworks on TWO nights — Sunday July 3 at 9:30 and Monday July 4 at 9:30 check out link at

  6. July 3rd, Chicago, North side: Foster and Marine Drive, the annual Saddle and Cycle Club fireworks show about 9PM, visible from all around the area. The best viewing is from the lakeshore, so you see the reflections of buildings in the neighborhood.

  7. You’re also missing the Leyden Township & Veterans’ Park District Fireworks show (in Northlake). It’s on Saturday, July 2nd. Here’s their flyer:

    [ed — we added this Thanks Rebecca!]

  8. You can either go to the one in Northlake on Sat the 2nd or one (or both) of the ones in Bensenville, on Sun the 3rd and/or Mon the 4th.
    Northlake flyer (Leyden Township & Veterans’ Park District):

    Bensenville flyer:

    [ed we added this — thank you Rebecca!]

  9. Oh and Bensenville (DuPage) is having 2 shows, one on Sun the 3rd & one on Mon the 4th. Their flyer:

    [ed we added this thanks]

  10. Fox Lake is having fireworks though, so could you add their info to the list? [ we couldn’t find can you?]

  11. Looking forward to going to the “Taste” this year. Know it will be hot and crowded. Booked hotel room close by to retreat to. Too bad budget cuts doomed the city’s firework display.:( Hope to see other fireworks around the area over the weekend. Coming from the Quad Cities for something different to do. Bringing my tourism dollars to the area!! Will tip good too!

  12. We watched a show from Dunham park last year, near gunnison and nagle in chicago. The fireworks were somewhere close. I’m just wondering what day it will take place this year. Saturday? Sunday? or Monday?

    [ed. Saturday and Monday at navy Pier — search for fireworks on this site in search bar]

  13. Tonight July 2 in Arlington Heights will be a paid concert by “Kansas” 8pm see

  14. seriously consider going somewhere besides navy pier. they are going to shut access down early and you will be disappointed if you try coming down at night. if you must come, ride cta. Have a safe 4th.

  15. we are from out of state,staying in elk grove village.what is a GOOD fireworks show close to us.thank you

  16. HOW IRRESPONSIBLE!! YOU have the day of the Barrington Fireworks WRONG!! They were last night, July 3rd!! BUMMER to the author and bummer to the Village of Barrington for making a stupid decision!!

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