Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie ReviewChances are, if you were a child in the s or s -- or if you spent much time caring for one - you are probably well acquainted with author Judith Viorst's award-winning children's book "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Upon hearing that Disney was making a full-length, live-action, feature-film adaptation of Viorst's book, you probably wondered if there was really enough there to fuel a whole movie. After all, we're talking about a page picture book whose plot is the picture of simplicity: A middle-school kid wakes up with gum in his hair, only to see his day go downhill from there. But just as Spike Jonze did with his feature film adaptation of " Where the Wild Things Are " -- another beloved picture book from the same era -- director Miguel Arteta uses Viorst's book as inspiration for a bigger, more fleshed-out story that bears little more than a passing resemblance to its source. Amusing as it often is, it's all also fairly predictable stuff.
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Sign in. Watch now. Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond. School's out. Summer vacation is on. However, Greg may not have the best summer vacation ever.
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. L 1h 21m Disney Movies. Eleven-year-old Comedy legend Dick Van Dyke makes a cameo appearance in the all-star adaptation of Judith Viorst's best-selling book.
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The movie follows the exploits of year-old Alexander Cooper Ed Oxenbould on a "terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day. Anthony is trying to earn his driver's license so he can drive his demanding and sharp-tongued girlfriend, Celia, to the junior prom ; Emily is rehearsing for the title role in her Peter Pan school play; Kelly works for a publication company on a new children's book which will get her promoted to vice-president of said company; Ben, who has been unemployed for seven months, has landed an interview for a job as a video game designer. That morning, Alexander experiences a series of mishaps at school: he accidentally sets fire to his crush Becky Gibson's notebook; he finds out that his friends - including Becky, and even his best friend Paul - will all be attending Philip Parker Lincoln Melcher 's birthday party, instead of Alexander's, due to Philip's expensive party entertainment and popularity. That night, Alexander puts a candle on a homemade birthday sundae. He wishes that everyone in his family could relate to what he is going through. The next morning, Alexander wakes up to find the rest of his family in chaotic disarray: his parents have overslept; Emily has a cold from rehearsing in the car; Celia has broken up with Anthony, due to her overhearing and misinterpreting a conversation between the Cooper brothers last night. Kelly's car is dead, due to Emily's having left the light on last night and draining the battery.
The Cooper family is driving home in their busted minivan. Alexander Ed Oxenbould says that they are not having a good day. His baby brother Trevor Elise and Zoey Vargas has his face covered in green marker. His older brother Anthony Dylan Minnette is wearing an odd blue tuxedo. Alexander claims this is mostly his fault.