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

One day can change everything.


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
A young boy's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more disasters. He gets little sympathy from his family, and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. As luck would have it though, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Note that although this film features Steve Carrell, it is a Disney movie so things are not too adult. Note the unusually short running time.

81 minutes.
Parental Guidance (Violence).
Comedy, Family.
The dog burnt my homework.
The dog burnt my homework.

Credits

Cast
Steve Carrell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Elise Vargas, Zoey Vargas, Sidney Fullmer
Director
Miguel Arteta
ScreenplayRob Lieber, from the book by Judith Viorst
MusicChristophe Beck
CinematographyTerry Stacey
EditingPamela Martin
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byWalt Disney Pictures, 21 Laps Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company, Land of Plenty Productions

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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language
Runtime81
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
9 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
1
Language
2
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Sandie Anculo Chen quote iconComedic family romp.
10
Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconLekker vermaak vir die gesin.
10
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconBuckle up for family time.
10
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconWhat I will remember, especially as a parent, are the laughs and the smiles of the target audience while watching this film and then streaming out of the theater afterwards. This is based on a kids' book that has been greatly expanded. For the most part, the changes work even though little Alexander does get lost in the mix somewhat the longer the film goes on.
12
Metacritic.com
28 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
95 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAffably pleasant without ever trying to be anything more, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a fine -- albeit forgettable -- family diversion.
13
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconSweet book-based comedy has great family messages.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
18 users
10
Rottentomatoes users
19992 users
15
Internet
2246 Netizens quote iconSome days are like that
13

Average .. 59%

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