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

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Critic Consensus: Affably 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.

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Disney's "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he's not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one. (c) Disneymore
Rating: PG (for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language)
Genre: Kids & Family
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Robert H. Lieberman, Lisa Cholodenko, Rob Lieber
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On DVD: Feb 10, 2015
Runtime:
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Cast

Steve Carell
as Ben Cooper
Jennifer Garner
as Kelly Cooper
Ed Oxenbould
as Alexander
Dylan Minnette
as Anthony Cooper
Kerris Dorsey
as Emily Cooper
Elise Vargas
as Baby Trevor
Zoey Vargas
as Baby Trevor
Sidney Fullmer
as Becky Gibson
Lincoln Melcher
as Philip Parker
Reese C. Hartwig
as Elliot Gibson
Martha Hackett
as Mrs.Gibson
Mary Matilyn Mouser
as Audrey Gibson
Alex Désert
as Mr. Rogue
Liz Carey
as Yoga Instructor
Rizwan Manji
as Mr. Cellars
Eric Edelstein
as Mr. Tonucci
Tara Brooks
as Receptionist Abby
Tara Brook
as Receptionist Abby
Andrew Franklin
as Captain Hook
Cassandra Braden
as High School Teacher
Ruben Vernier
as Video Game Reception...
Ben Greene
as Joaquin
Scott Takeda
as Video Game Exec Yosh...
Burn Gorman
as Mr. Brand
Angelyna Martinez
as Bookstore Employee
Dennison Samaroo
as Pharmacist
Jonathan Slavin
as Tux Shop Employee
Jonah Goldman
as Actor John Darling
Katelyn Hilario
as Actor Wendy Darling
Alex Biffin
as Thunder From Down Un...
David F. Harris
as Thunder From Down Un...
Steve Bannos
as Thunder From Down Un...
Michael Blaiklock
as Nagamaki Host
Cort Rogers
as Stage Hand
Alina Phelan
as Pregnant Sheila
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Critic Reviews for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

All Critics (107) | Top Critics (27)

The film may be a good way to distract kids for an hour and 20 minutes, but are any of its messages appropriate?

Full Review… | October 8, 2015
Critic's Notebook

I found it genuinely adorable and entertaining.

Full Review… | July 6, 2015
Cinema Crazed

Alexander... etc. isn't exactly a terrible film, but it was definitely in need of a little retooling so that the events plaguing this family weren't quite so unbelievable, annoying, and on the lower end of the comic scale.

Full Review… | February 9, 2015
Examiner.com

Alexander is funnier than one would expect. In a weird way, it's full of refreshingly cranky, dorky goofing.

Full Review… | January 9, 2015
Consequence of Sound

This is a good, old-fashioned family comedy. It reminds me of similar live-action films I enjoyed growing up in the early 1990s including Home Alone, Mrs Doubtfire and Jumanji.

Full Review… | December 12, 2014
ABC Radio Brisbane

Carell and Garner do the physical comedy with a lot of flair, the younger actors more than hold up their end and Megan Mullally of Will and Grace fame puts in a crisp cameo.

Full Review… | December 11, 2014
The Australian

Audience Reviews for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

A cutesy, hard to hate comedy.

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Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a pleasant comedy that earns its laughs from slapdash shenanigans. This is comedy at its most basic form. I'm surprised no one actually slipped on a banana peel or threw a pie in someone's face. Bad things happening to people has been the basis for many comedies: The Out of Towners, Home Alone, etc. The cast gamely registers discomfort in awkward situations with amusing results. Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner embellish this production with star power as the parents. Even Dick Van Dyke shows up in a funny bit playing himself. Let's be realistic. The repetitive screenplay would be more at home as a made for TV movie on the Disney channel than as a cinematic event. There's certainly nothing wrong with that. I mean High School Musical captivated millions. I had pretty low expectations given the source book and they were exceeded. This is a decent picture that entertains just enough to make it passable time filler. It's fast paced and breezes by in a scant 80 minutes. If you've got little ones to entertain, this should fit the bill.

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Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer

½

Alexander Cooper: You gotta have the bad days so you can love the good days even more.

Steve Carell is a versatile actor. He has a certain charisma that he brings to the table; he's hypnotizing in his ability to entertain. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a pleasing, schmaltzy, sentimental family farce that delivers on its premise thanks to Carell's absolute charm. It doesn't try to be anything more than a straightforward comedy that features good morals and upstanding family values. Clocking in at a brisk 80 minutes, this is a harmless little film with fun to be had.

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Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

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