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 Anthony goes to take his driving test, you see the van pull up to the "California State Bureau of Motor Vehicles". In California, it is the Department of Motor Vehicles, or DMV, not a bureau. There are bureaus within the DMV. See more »
For a moment, Steve Carell had a couple movies where he showed a bit of acting talent. Vince Vaughn tortured us similarly. But old habits are hard to break, and Carell refuses to truly let himself out of his self- cast mold. Crap comedies. I feel for the actors who partner with him in these mindless capers.
I'm so tired of seeing him with this or that in his messed up hair with some stupid expression on his face. Yet, he has so much potential...a shame.
But the joke is on us. He's laughing all the way to the bank, expending little or no effort at his trade
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