Alexander and the terrible horrible book movie

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alexander and the terrible horrible book movie

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The film follows the exploits of Alexander Cooper Ed Oxenbould , an ordinary year-old boy, and his "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anthony is trying to earn his driver's license so he can drive his bitter girlfriend, Celia, to the prom ; Emily is rehearsing for the title role in her school play; 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. That same morning, Alexander attends school where he experiences another series of mishaps, such as accidentally setting fire to his crush, Becky Gibson's, notebook as well as finding out that his friends, including Becky, and even his best friend, Paul, will all be attending the birthday party of Philip Parker Lincoln Melcher instead of his, due to Philip's expensive party entertainment and popularity. That night, Alexander puts a candle on a sundae and wishes that everyone in his family would experience what he is going through. The next morning, Alexander wakes up to find his family in disarray and chaos erupts; his parents have overslept, Emily has a cold, and Anthony has found out that he and Celia broke up.
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to administer and improve your experience on our site, to help diagnose and troubleshoot potential server malfunctions, and to gather use and demographic information. See our cookie policy. Skip to Content. Get age-based picks. Over the course of their horrible day, the Coopers learn that being part of a loving family is more important than being popular, having a pretty girlfriend, pleasing a demanding boss, nailing a job interview, or just about anything else. They stay positive and find humor in the face of adversity, for the most part, and are there for each other when it matters. During the terrible day, the worst in all of the Coopers comes out: Parents are distracted dad Ben ignores the baby during a job interview and lets him eat a marker , important responsibilities are ignored mom Kelly ignores her job for a long time after she creates a catastrophe at work , teens make big mistakes texting while driving, drinking enough cough medicine to basically get drunk before going on stage, etc.

Chances 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. If there's one thing Arteta's script is missing, it's imagination. If there are two things it's missing, they are imagination and a sense of shame when it comes to Disney product placement, with Arteta's film featuring references to everything from " Star Wars " to "Peter Pan" to " Wreck-It Ralph " to " Mary Poppins " -- although that last one comes courtesy of an admittedly fun cameo from Dick Van Dyke.

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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.

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. As soon as the family gets to their house, his sister Emily Kerris Dorsey gets out of the car and pukes. They open the door of the house and see something that frightens them, making them scream and slam the door.

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