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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

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Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney Fullmer ...
Becky Gibson
Paul Dumphy (as Mekai Matthew Curtis)
Philip Parker
Elliot Gibson
Mrs. Gibson
Audrey Gibson


For 12 year old Alexander Cooper, everyday is a bad day. And his family thinks he's being silly because they never have a bad day. On the day before his 12th birthday party, he learns that another boy is having a party of his own and everyone is going to it. And another kid punks him online. So at midnight of his birthday, he wishes that his whole family can have a bad day. And things for the whole family go bad, his mom's car is broken so they have to share a car, his sister has a cold and has to go on stage, his older brother, who's hoping to get his driver's license and to bring his girlfriend to the prom, has to deal with his girlfriend's snootiness and fails to get his license, his mom has a crisis at work which could cost her her job, and his dad who has a job interview has to bring his younger brother with him but because his pacifier is broken he can't stop crying. Alex feels responsible. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One day can change everything. See more »


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 October 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alexander y un día terrible, horrible, malo... ¡muy malo!  »

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Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,360,230 (USA) (10 October 2014)


$66,950,483 (USA) (20 February 2015)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


The book title and premise is based on a very popular school book by the same name. This book is part of the year 1 australian curriculum. See more »


While at the interview, baby Trevor gets green ink all over his face. Later Ben tells Kelly it is permanent marker and won't come off. Actually it was a green Highlighter marker, which is easy to clean up (and it wouldn't have stained his face as dark a green as was depicted). See more »


Anthony Cooper: Mom, do you mind?... Please
Kelly Cooper: What? Because of this morning? It's not the first time I've seen your penis, Anthony!
Emily Cooper: Mom saw your penis?
Kelly Cooper: Yep! I've seen yours too, Alexander. I've seen every penis in this car!
Ben Cooper: Every penis.
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References Wreck-It Ralph (2012) See more »


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Performed by The Whatevs
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Having a bad day
12 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

You can always find something positive even in the most negative things. Or days for that matter. This is a light hearted affair and hopefully you can enjoy it for what it is. The acting is spot on, for a comedy like this. I was positively surprised by this, because I thought it would be just by the numbers, but it is more than that.

Some days just seem to be cursed, though you never know by whom or if that is even the case. Always try to do the best of anything is kind of a message of the movie. It's also PG, so don't expect any cursing, but rather a family comedy. Just be open to it or don't watch it. I think a quick look at the trailer will be telling, if this is for you or not.

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