Movie Alert: 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'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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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
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The Seattle Times. Alexander is having a very bad day? He makes a wish that there be more days like this one which the rest of the family say "NO!!!!. Things horribl seem bleak, when at all poss.
From Most children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this movie. Watch or buy. Kelly arrives at Dick Van Dyke's reading too late to warn him about the book's typo. Why are these important character strengths.Alexander accidentally burns down his science classroom, and the children scream. Retrieved June 14. Principal photography began on August 19.
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Poor Alexander Cooper. You think this year-old is over-reacting? Alexander falls out of bed, spilling milk everywhere. He finds gum in his hair. He trips over the sprinkler in his yard.
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