Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair, and things just get worse as his day progresses."

Overall Ranking: 1997 (Rank from 2014: # 129)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 12.5%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 62.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine84 - Chaos upon chaos could get tedious if it weren't for the fact that you become invested in this family unit very quickly. Their camaraderie is infectious. Sure there's bickering, frustrations, guilt and annoying little brother jabs, but when the chips are truly down, the Cooper family pulls together each one sharing in the other's misfortune and eventually finding the silver lining, Disney style, and it works!
(full review)
Comedy: 5
Rewatch: 6
Minnesota Man75 - Better than you think it is going to be...
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Dave Examines Movies72(full review)
Citizen Charlie61(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Dan O'Neill60(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown52 - Channeling the positivity to which Steve Carell's Ben Cooper often refers, director Miguel Arteta uses the same old playbook for Disney family flicks.
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FilmHamster43(full review)

People Involved

  • Steve Carell (Ben)
  • Jennifer Garner ()
  • Jennifer Coolidge ()
  • Bella Thorne ()
  • Megan Mullally ()
  • Kerris Dorsey (Emily)
  • Burn Gorman (Mr. Brand)
  • Dylan Minnette (Anthony)
  • Sidney Fullmer (Becky)
  • Toni Trucks (Steph)
  • Alex D├ęsert (Mr. Rogue)
  • Samantha Logan (Heather)
  • Ed Oxenbould (Alexander)
  • Reese C. Hartwig (Elliot)
  • Christian Elizondo (Supporting)
  • Miguel Arteta (Director)