Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (film) - WikipediaThe 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.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
I Mean It! From the moment Alexander wakes up, things just go wrong in his way. As he gets up, the chewing gum that's in his mouth last night somehow ends up in his hair. He trips on the skateboard. He drops his sweater in the sink while the water is running. He finds out that it's going to be a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day. At the table, his brothers Anthony and Nick find prizes in their breakfast cereal boxes at breakfast time.