|Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)|
|Rating: 6.2/10 (23,787 votes)
Director: Miguel Arteta
Writer: Rob Lieber (screenplay), Rob Lieber (screen story), Judith Viorst (book)
Stars: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette
Runtime: 81 min
Genre: Comedy, Family
Released: 10 Oct 2014
|Plot: 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.|
The film follows the exploits of Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould), an ordinary 11-year-old boy, and his “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.” He is left out by his family; his older brother, Anthony (Dylan Minnette), his older sister, Emily (Kerris Dorsey), his mother, Kelly (Jennifer Garner), his father, Ben (Steve Carell), and his baby brother, Trevor (Elise/Zoey Vargas), living in the western United States state of California.
The day before Alexander’s twelfth birthday, he wakes up and finds gum in his hair and clips it off with a pair of scissors. Anthony is trying to earn his driver’s license so he can drive his girlfriend, Celia (Bella Thorne), to the prom, Emily is rehearsing for the title role in her school play of Peter Pan, Kelly is working for a publication company that is publishing a new children’s book which will promote her to vice president of the company, and Ben, who has been unemployed for seven months, has landed a job interview as a game designer for a video game company.