Have you ever had one of those days that make you wish you could go back to bed and start all over? I know I’ve had my fair share. For one little boy having bad days is his normal.
In Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day we meet Alexander, a happy kid despite the fact that pretty much everything that can go wrong does for him. That doesn’t stop him from forging ahead each day with a smile on his face. He just wishes that his family understood. In true Disney fashion we learn why it’s a good idea to be careful what you wish for.
Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander 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, dad, brother and sister 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.
Adapted from a beloved children’s book written in 1972 by Judith Viorst, Disney has taken this story and turned it into a delightful family movie that will be enjoyed by everyone. Alexander, played by Ed Oxenbould, is a bit quirky but lovable. Older sister Emily, played by Kerris Dorsey is a little bit diva with a flair for the dramatic (sounds familiar). Big Brother Anthony, played by Dylan Minnette, plays tough, but he secretly really loves his family. Last but not least Alexanders parents played by Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell show that even parents aren’t perfect.
My whole family had a chance to see this movie in theaters recently and we loved it. There was a little something in it for everyone and even something that made me almost fall off my chair laughing. If you are looking for a fun, kids friendly family flick with laughs for kids and adults then Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day has to be on your must see list. Check your local theaters for showtimes.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, #VeryBadDay verdict… 12 thumbs up.
Disclosure – I was provided tickets to a screening to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are my own.