Speaking of badness:
Johnny Knoxville in Bad Grandpa. In theaters now.
Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher (2011). “She doesn’t give an ‘F’.”
Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa (2003). “He doesn’t care if you’re naughty or nice.”
Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant (1992). “Gambler. Thief. Killer. Cop.”
And in live theater, Bad Jews is playing Off Broadway through December 15.
Of the four movies, I’ve seen only Bad Teacher, which was sour and unpleasant and, well, bad, despite the charms of Cameron Diaz and costar Jason Segel. Now the movie’s being adapted for a CBS TV series; Diaz is a producer, and Ari Graynor (terrific as Eva Destruction in the very enjoyable Whip It) will take the title role.