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.
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
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When Ben is bringing out the birthday cake at the end of the movie, the cake is caved in at the middle. This was due to the baby dragging its foot across the cake. However, when that happened, it was more towards the bottom, not in the center. See more »
[to Alexander throwing a ball at him while on the phone]
What's your problem?
[on the phone thinking Anthony was talking to her]
You know what, you're so annoying. Why can't you just chill out for one second. You're exhausting.
Are you kidding?
Sorry, Celia. That was my idiot brother.
[realizing Celia hung up on him]
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Just saw it. Its a perfect movie for a family. Jokes for the kids and adults. Steve Carell carries the humor with the rest of the supporting family imputing their own characters sense of humor. Very short movie but well worth seeing..This movie is for families..People criticizing this movie either don't have kids or understand the genre of a family movie. Of course you could analyze this movie to its core, but as long as the kids laugh and the adults get their share of humor, I feel then its worth seeing.. ( I just saw it with my two cousins both 23 years old and my sister who is 10..we were all laughing). The whole audience appeared to be kids ranging from 8-15ish..Along with older siblings like myself and parents. We'll seemed to enjoy it.
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