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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] [2014]

  • SKU: 9364096
  • Release Date: 02/10/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (286 out of 299)

    Special Features


    • Alexander...in real life
    • Author Judith Viorst and her son, the real Alexander, share the story behind the book and its impact on their lives
    • Snappy crocs and punchy roos: The australian outback yard party
    • Walkabout: A video diary
    • Ed Oxenbould, who plays Alexander, sets out with camera in hand on a behind-the-scenes adventure
    • And the delightful, magnificent, very good bloopers
    • "Hurricane" by The Vamps - music video

    Synopsis


    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    Judith Viorst's acclaimed children's book is brought to the big screen by 20th Century Fox. The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day. Rob Lieber provides the screenplay. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Steve Carell
      Steve Carell - Ben Cooper
    • Jennifer Garner
      Jennifer Garner - Kelly Cooper
    • Dylan Minnette
      Dylan Minnette - Anthony Cooper
    • Ed Oxenbould
      Ed Oxenbould - Alexander
    • Kerris Dorsey
      Kerris Dorsey - Emily Cooper



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 299 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A genuinely funny family comedy

      Posted
      Eddiestar
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      The "family comedy" genre has been under-explored, and I think it's got so much potential. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day takes the basic premise (as well as Alexander's liking for Australia) from the beloved children's story and does really funny things with it. After seeing it in the theater, I'm already looking forward to getting it on home entertainment (DVD/Blu-ray). Whereas the children's book is a rant by Alexander which allows you to see the impact attitude has on making a day good or bad, the movie makes Alexander a more clear-headed character, more of a real victim. Then he makes a birthday wish that the rest of his family could know what it's like to suffer like he is, and the next day, things go great for him and awfully for everyone else in his family. Steve Carell, playing the dad, is so funny because he is literally NEVER in despair in the midst of extreme calamity in the movie. He also does some fabulous shrimp-catching in his mouth, which is my favorite scene. It's structured as a series of incidents affecting each family member, where things are going great for everyone except Alexander, things go great for Alexander and horribly for everyone else, and then they decide to look on the bright side and find solutions to their problems by sticking together. It's refreshing (because it's so rare) to have a comedy made today with that carefree kind of attitude and a PG rating. It'd be funny if the busted vehicle--it looks REALLY bad after a failed driver's license exam--was bought at an auction of movie props and put on display somewhere someday.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      When your life seems bad......

      Posted
      sparky7139
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      A great movie which shows that things can be worse and be glad for your family. Sometimes timing and luck are only things that separates you from others. About a boy who wishes others can understand that his life is one "terrible" day after another. His family seems to have good luck and great lives. One day, each has a "bad day" or bad luck. A very funny movie and a great kids movie. Much better than expected and a movie which can be watched over and over. Teaches kids to appreciate their lives and how to walk in someone elses shoes. Very recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hilariou Family Comedy!

      Posted
      RFM1
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      Too often movies end up not being as good as the previews. This movie is a great exception! The general theme and acting are terrific. From the very first scene through the last scene we could not stop laughing. My wife and I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who needs a good laugh and a movie with an uplifting family theme. There are one or two spots they could have changed that would make it better for families with young children. Parents should watch it first and then decide if it is right for their entire family.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great family friendly film!

      Posted
      ClownKiller2003
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      Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is one of those films you can feel safe showing the whole family. Plus, it's actually funny and sweet. I saw it twice in the theater and bought it on dvd the day it came out. I take care of an 85 year old mother with dementia and it's hard to find films that will keep her interest. She was glued to this movie and laughed throughout. I have a feeling we'll be watching it a lot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Family night at the movies

      Posted
      matineeidol
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      A 3.5 star family comedy. Alexander has his horrible terrible days and thinks no one understands. When he makes a birthday wish for everyone to understand, each member of his family goes through an even worst horrible terrible bad day. Now that he knows they understand, the family grows closer. This movie has some funny and heart warming moments. Blu-ray 2.39:1 aspect ratio with special features

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      What a BAD Day!

      Posted
      Nette
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      The last time my entire family sat and watched a movie together with all our children along with our father was in 2005 before my mother passed away. We all sat and watched Alexander on Palm Sunday and it was the perfect movie. It was hysterical! There was something that made everyone of every age laugh. To see my father laugh throughout a movie is something I have not seen in over 10 years. GREAT MOVIE!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Whole Family Enjoyed It

      Posted
      TXDad83
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      I grew up reading "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day." I guess I was a bit of a melancholy kid, but it was always one of my favorites. This movie was a fun take on the original story, and we enjoyed it with our 3 kiddos. The little nods to Australia were a nice touch, and Steve Carell makes any movie funny.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Family Friendly Movie

      Posted
      ShopSavyGirl
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      This movie was actually a lot better than I expected it to be. I honestly didn't have high hopes for it. I was very entertained, and it's a pretty clean movie. I read the book as a little kid, but it really wasn't based on that. It was based more on the idea of the book. I definitely enjoyed the movie a lot!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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