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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.

Director:

Miguel Arteta

Writers:

Rob Lieber (screenplay), Rob Lieber (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Ben Cooper
Jennifer Garner ... Kelly Cooper
Ed Oxenbould ... Alexander Cooper
Dylan Minnette ... Anthony Cooper
Kerris Dorsey ... Emily Cooper
Elise Vargas ... Baby Trevor
Zoey Vargas ... Baby Trevor
Sidney Fullmer ... Becky Gibson
Bella Thorne ... Celia
Megan Mullally ... Nina
Mekai Curtis ... Paul Dumphy (as Mekai Matthew Curtis)
Lincoln Melcher ... Philip Parker
Reese Hartwig ... Elliot Gibson
Martha Hackett ... Mrs. Gibson
Mary Mouser ... Audrey Gibson
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Storyline

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

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Trivia

Denison University was granted a special showing for students only on opening weekend to honor the two Denison stars in this movie: Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, who both attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Carell graduated in 1984, and Garner graduated in 1994. See more »

Goofs

When Anthony is taking his driving test, there's an interior shot of the dashboard that shows the gear selector all the way up in the Park position while he is supposedly driving (right after the driving instructor yells "keep your eyes on the road"). See more »

Quotes

Anthony Cooper: Where's bumble bee?
Kelly Cooper: Alexander murdered it so now he's going to cry all night.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) See more »

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Happy Birthday To You
Written by Mildred J. Hill, Patty S. Hill (as Patty Smith Hill)
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15 December 2018 | by dylanrichmanSee all my reviews

Good movie. The reason I'd give this a 7 out of ten is because at the beginning it was ok nothing happening that much much but in the end all the drama came into it. There's a valuable lesson in this about that bad days can turn into good days


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,360,230, 12 October 2014

Gross USA:

$66,954,149

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,654,149
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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