Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Disney adaptation of Judith Viorst's 1972 award-winning children's book. Follows 11-year-old Alexander (newcomer Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the worst day of his young life—. When he tells his upbeat family (including parents Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner) about the misadventures, he finds little sympathy and wonders if bad things only happen to him... From the director of Cedar Rapids and The Good Girl.

2014Rating: PG, Coarse language81 minsUSA
ComedyKids & FamilyKids

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Based on Judith Viorst’s book for kids, director Miguel Arteta delivers what amounts to a big screen version of TVs Malcolm in the Middle. As young Alexander, Ed Oxenbould demonstrates the requisite cutes as he, his siblings, and parents (played by Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner), experience a day that goes from silly mishaps to slapstick mayhem.

2.0
Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone willing to pronounce their undying love for Tim Burton's 2010 adaptation of Alice In Wonderland, but the film made over a billion dollars at the global box office, so here we are.

3.0

Grandma Liked It

I give this a three stars because even though it was not my thing it was really a fun day for my Grandma and she is hard to please with films that we go to so I know that it must not be for my audience but is maybe good for someone older or with another sence of humour. I could not spot the jokes tbh but my Gran was laughing even when I didn't know what the...

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

A passable, tolerable, not unbearable, totally inoffensive adaptation of Judith Viorst’s beloved 1972 children’s book.

Time Out

Time Out

press

The movie’s admirable fleetness doesn’t mitigate some of its narrative errors...

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The latest example of a wonderful children's book turned into a mediocre movie.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Slapstick chuckles are duly delivered, but the edgy spark with which director Miguel Arteta made his name is notable by its absence.

2.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

A painfully minor movie that doubles as an accidental study in how pros handle themselves when given less-than-challenging material.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The homily-laden wrap-up, stressing the upside of bad days, is enough to make you hold your nose...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Sweet and good-hearted, this feels like a throwback to family comedies of the '80s.

3.0
Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Based on Judith Viorst’s book for kids, director Miguel Arteta delivers what amounts to a big screen version of TVs Malcolm in the Middle. As young Alexander, Ed Oxenbould demonstrates the requisite cutes as he, his siblings, and parents (played by Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner), experience a day that goes from silly mishaps to slapstick mayhem.

2.0
Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone willing to pronounce their undying love for Tim Burton's 2010 adaptation of Alice In Wonderland, but the film made over a billion dollars at the global box office, so here we are.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

A passable, tolerable, not unbearable, totally inoffensive adaptation of Judith Viorst’s beloved 1972 children’s book.

Time Out

Time Out

press

The movie’s admirable fleetness doesn’t mitigate some of its narrative errors...

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The latest example of a wonderful children's book turned into a mediocre movie.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Slapstick chuckles are duly delivered, but the edgy spark with which director Miguel Arteta made his name is notable by its absence.

2.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

A painfully minor movie that doubles as an accidental study in how pros handle themselves when given less-than-challenging material.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The homily-laden wrap-up, stressing the upside of bad days, is enough to make you hold your nose...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Sweet and good-hearted, this feels like a throwback to family comedies of the '80s.

3.0

Grandma Liked It

I give this a three stars because even though it was not my thing it was really a fun day for my Grandma and she is hard to please with films that we go to so I know that it must not be for my audience but is maybe good for someone older or with another sence of humour. I could not spot the jokes tbh but my Gran was laughing even when I didn't know what...

3.0