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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 »
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One day can change everything. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alexander y un día terrible, horrible, malo... ¡muy malo! 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

There are three actors with the first name of "Dylan." See more »

Goofs

Baby Trevor is standing in the kitchen, naked, and peeing in one spot for a decent amount of time. However, in the next shot showing the kitchen floor there is no puddle of pee anywhere on the tile floor, no indication of it being cleaned up, and no follow up action of the pee even being there, for example, no one is stepping over where it would be. See more »

Quotes

Emily Cooper: I think i broke Captain Hook's nose.
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Connections

References Gossip Girl (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Surf Surf Don't Drown
Written by Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters
Performed by The Narwhals
Produced by The Narwhals and Matt Still
Courtesy of Monster Talent Management, Inc.
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Good, clean family fun.
15 July 2019 | by CabbageCustardSee all my reviews

There's not really a lot that needs to be said about this movie. It is just a lot of fun and both kids and adults will find plenty to make them chuckle. There's plenty of 'slapstick' humor for the kids but it's all done so cleverly that adults will enjoy this movie just as much. An excellent cast of savvy adults and precocious kids work well together to portray a family that anyone would love to be a part of. The things that happen to them to make this, at first glance, one of the worst days ever will bring a smile to your face. It only goes for 81 minutes too, so littlies won't get bored and it doesn't overstay its welcome. See it.


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