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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Movie Review

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Movie Info

RATING:

PG

GENRE:

Family, Comedy

RELEASE:

October 10, 2014

STARRING:

Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Bella Thorne

DIRECTOR:

Miguel Arteta

DISTRIBUTOR:

Walt Disney Pictures

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Hannah Goodwyn - Senior Producer

Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner's new film, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, is cute. This new movie about taking trying circumstances in stride and sticking with your family no matter what tells a good-natured story.

A few heartfelt scenes are sprinkled in between good humor moments and slapstick comedy. The cast is fun to watch, but this movie won't be entirely memorable for movie connoisseurs.

THE MOVIE IN A MINUTE

Every one of us has the occasional bad day. For Alexander, a clumsy middle schooler, it's every day. Getting no sympathy from his family, whose lives are hunky dory, Alexander makes a selfish birthday wish—that his parents and siblings experience a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Somehow, his wish is granted and the results are awful and way beyond anyone's control.

THE GOOD AND BAD IN ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY

Based on the best-selling children's book, this new family-friendly flick is fairly clean of offensive content (though a few crude anatomy comments are made). It's wholesome message extoling the importance of working together makes Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day a good one for families to see together.

Rated PG for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day offers parents a decent option at the movie theaters this weekend.

IN THE END

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day has a TV movie feel about it. It's not going to be a family classic, but will offer families a fun time, free of scary goblins and ghouls so prevalent this time of year.

Star Rating: 
3
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