• 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: Comedy , Children

Production Co: Jim Henson Productions, 21 Laps Entertainment

Distributors: Walt Disney

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 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

  • 50
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A sweet, if predictable, kids' comedy. But you have to overlook the conveniently inconsistent behavior of all the characters - except in Garner's case. She never establishes a character. show more

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