Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day movie is based on a children’s book about how Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) always has bad days. From there the movie takes on a life of it’s own as we explore how everyone else in the family can also have the worst day ever.
Alexander’s day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by setting the science lab on fire and embarrassing himself in front of the girl he likes. It also happens to be his birthday and classmate of his decides to have his birthday party on the very same day and has GRAND plans for the most awesome party ever. So everyone cancels on poor Alexander. He finds little sympathy from his family as they all have amazing days. That night before he falls asleep he goes downstairs has a birthday cupcake and makes a wish that everyone would know what he’s really going through. The next day, his family has the worst possible day EVER.
We start of with Mom Kelly (Jennifer Garner) and dad Ben (Steve Carell) waking up late. As they race to get the family out the door and off to school, they find that one of the cars is dead. That means they have even less time. Alexander’s sister Emily (Kerris Dorsey) wakes up with a terrible cold on the day she’s supposed to perform Peter Pan and their brother Anthony (Dylan Minnette) wakes up with acne and it’s his prom night. What a nightmare for everyone and guess what? It just goes downhill from there.
How does the family handle everything? That’s the priceless part of the movie.
Very Bad Day is so funny, I couldn’t imagine how hard it was for everyone to keep a straight face being on screen with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner they are both very intelligent funny people. This is a great family film and we have plans to take the kids on Saturday.