• Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Release Date: October 10th, 2014

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2015

PG |1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

Gum stuck in his hair signals the start of a disastrous day for 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould). One calamity follows another, but when Alexander tells his family about his misadventures, he finds little sympathy. Alexander begins to wonder if bad things happen only to him, but he soon learns that he's not alone when his mother (Jennifer Garner), father (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own calamitous days.

Cast: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally, Bella Thorne, Sidney Fullmer

Director: Miguel Arteta

Genres: Children , Comedy

Production Co: Jim Henson Productions, 21 Laps Entertainment

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Amusing, Father, Mystery, Friend, 2010s, Friendship, Sister, Family, House, Cheeky, Growing up, Car, Mother, Brother, School

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com

    Humorous and poignant. There are a couple of scenes that fall flat, losing the manic push of the rest of the story, but the mood is so screwball that the film hurtles past its own mistakes. It's good fun. show more

  • 58
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    For a comedy set around one epic catastrophe of a rotten day, this wisp of a farce feels strangely chaos-deficient. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The homily-laden wrap-up, stressing the upside of bad days, is enough to make you hold your nose, but it only lasts a moment, which is suggestive of the way Arteta and the cast provide the energy and momentum to get the job done but not overstay their welcome. show more

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