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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)  »

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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)

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$66,950,483 (USA) (20 February 2015)
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The plot is very similar to that of Nickelodeon original movie Jinxed (2013). See more »

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When Ben gets his shirt sleeves caught on fire, no one in the entire packed restaurant offers to help or shows any sign of alarm, only his family. Everyone else sat back and stared. Realistically, there would be reactions and an employee at the restaurant would be held liable to getting a fire extinguisher. There also is no emotion when the situation is handled by Ben finally soaking his arms in the fish tank. The people show no morals or concern if he was okay. They act as if there wasn't anything to worry about. See more »

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Kelly Cooper: If you hadn't left the battery out of my car all night Dick van Dyke wouldn't be mad at me Chim Chimminy wants to kill me. Can you imagine?
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Edited into The Mask You Live In (2015) See more »

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Need You Tonight
Written by Andrew Farriss (as Andrew Charles Farriss), Michael Hutchence (as Michael Kelland Hutchence)
Performed by INXS
Courtesy of Petrol Electric
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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