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

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Like the source material, this is one terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day that families just might find themselves revisiting often."
‑ Lindsey Bahr, Entertainment Weekly
"This is where the comedy comes from: that lurking fear that even the most routine of daily domestic tasks is just a spilled coffee cup away from disaster."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail
"... more obnoxious than charming as it translates the classic story into an age of e-vites and iPhones."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"The day sucks; the movie doesn't."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"A breezy, affable adaptation of the Judith Viorst book."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"It's funny, fast, and charming."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
""Alexander" won't change your day, but it's not terrible, horrible, no good or very bad, either."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"The film avoids being mean-spirited or mopey. No matter how terrible, horrible, no good or very bad things get, hope never dies. The movie could be a PSA for PMA."
‑ John Serba,
"Before its inevitable final-reel decline into cutesy mawkishness, this family comedy (produced by Shawn Levy) has an enjoyably subversive and anarchic edge."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"Decidedly mediocre yet hard to hate."
‑ Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
"Arteta keeps the action speeding along while eliciting spot-on performances. Carell is at his discombobulated best, and Garner anchors the proceedings with aplomb."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"It's a film where you start chuckling as soon as someone says something like, "I just want everything to be perfect tonight.""
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Slapstick chuckles are duly delivered, but the edgy spark with which director Miguel Arteta made his name is notable by its absence."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"This frenetic kids' comedy about a ker-razy family and all the wacky mishaps that befall them is neither terrible nor horrible. It's just adequate -- a message-heavy montage of chaos and engineered hilarity."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"It manages to summon a shade more integrity than you might expect."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph