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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:
... Ben Cooper
... Kelly Cooper
... Alexander Cooper
... Anthony Cooper
... Emily Cooper
... Baby Trevor
... Baby Trevor
Sidney Fullmer ... Becky Gibson
... Celia
... Nina
... 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


For Alexander, life couldn't get worse. For his family, life couldn't be better. 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 USA:

$18,360,230, 10 October 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based on the children's book of the same title by Judith Viorst. See more »


After Kelly walks in on Anthony in the bathroom, she turns and hits her arm/wrist on the door frame of her bedroom. Later when she says goodbye to Alexander and the family, she says that her foot is killing her. See more »


Emily Cooper: I think i broke Captain Hook's nose.
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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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Alexander and the lame, boring, not-so-entertaining, very silly movie.
17 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

1 word. AWFUL.

Should you skip this movie? -Yes.

Why should you skip this movie? -Because it's plain awful.

I can't describe how silly the movie was. I know that this is a kids movie that's made and aimed for kids but I just couldn't help myself from getting so bored and p*ssed off.. I just can't believe wasting money for this movie.

I know this isn't the worst movie but it made me feel uncomfortable watching the movie. It's pure horrible, y'know. I mean, the story is really clichéd and the acting was plain blah. I hope Disney stops turning these short books into major motion pictures because it's not even good. It had no climax or anything, it's just pure boredom. Please, don't watch this and don't let it go blockbuster so that Disney stops doing these things.

Overall Rating: 3/10. BAD. BAD. MOVIE.

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