Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, directed by Miguel Arteta and screenplay written by Rob Lieber. This 80 minute movie is delightful and funny, while delivering a message about “Don’t give up even when nothing goes your way”.
Alexander is a 11 year old that always gets into a bad situation after another, he considers himself as “unlucky”. He thinks his siblings and parents (Anthony – brother, Trevor brother and Emily sister), never cares about him because they never get into difficult situation like him. For example, getting gum jammed to your hair, getting tripped by a sprinkler and his ribs start bleeding, Elliot a girl from his school got Alexander’s whole body photoshopped into a clown and sent to the whole school and burning his science lab. When Alexander invites his whole school to his birthday party, Justin (the coolest kid) invites them over when it’s not even his birthday. Everyone is going there because last year Alexander’s birthday party was not fun, also Justin has a frozen yogurt machine, a pool to play volleyball in and a trampoline.
The previous night on his birthday, he made a chocolate sundae and made a wish that “I wish everyone could understand me, I wish they could also have a bad day so they know how it feels like”. The next day his family had the worst day of their lives, and Alexander felt bad of the wish he made.
I would recommend this movie for ages 8 and up. It is PG and a couple bad words. It is funny and very entertaining. Some funny parts were when Alexander’s dad said “ I don’t think he passed” and “It’s not poisonous, I don’t think it’s poisonous”. In the audience everyone was laughing almost in the entire movie. The lesson of the movie is that one should appreciate the bad days so that we will love the good days even more. Overall you will love watching this movie.