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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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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

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Get ready for the best worst day of your life. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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

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10 October 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$66,950,483 (USA) (20 February 2015)
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Baby Trevor is played by twin baby girls See more »

Goofs

When Celia is riding in the Cooper family's (now very badly damaged) minivan to the prom, they start making silly improvisational music with their mouths, and she looks right into the camera. See more »

Quotes

Alexander Cooper: Hi Becky
Becky Gibson: Hey Alexander
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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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Hurricane
Written and Performed by The Vamps
Produced by John Shanks
The Vamps appear courtesy of Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Simple movie for the family on a Sunday!
26 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

The reason I give this a 5 out of 10 is that this movie is a good one for the kids. A movie with a simple lesson to accept the bad days and enjoy every good one. To be more positive.

About the movie out of my point of view? Well, not that awesome, but you can't expect a lot of this kind of movies. Steve Carell didn't perform at his best, that is obvious, but that wasn't even necessary.

After all, this whole movie was from the point of view of Alexander. Of course they did choose to make it a little childish. I believe the acting was also based on the viewer to be around 5 - 10 years old. Some simple jokes, not a lot of jokes where to use the brain, but more of the eyes.


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