by Sheryl Wall
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a Disney film based on the Children’s book by Judith Viorist. It is about an 11-year-old boy, Alexander, and his family, and about how Alexander is tired of being the only one in his family that has such horrible days when his family seems to always have such perfect days with nothing to complain about. The Morning of his twelfth Birthday he wished on a candle in the sundae he made himself before the rest of the family was up. He wished that they would know what it felt like to have a Terrible, Horrible no good, very bad day.
Alexander didn’t expect his wish to come true and felt bad when he saw all the trouble it caused. His big sister woke up with a cold on the day of her big part in Peter Pan that she had been looking forward to for a long time. His oldest brother lost his girlfriend and failed his driving test while wrecking the car. His dad had an interview that was full of trouble, and his baby brother got green permanent marker all over his face. His mom had a very embarrassing misprint in her new book that made her boss mad. This is just a glimpse into their very bad days. You must watch the movie to see how they handle their very difficult days.
This is a fun movie that all the family can enjoy. I like the humor that Steve Carrel and Jennifer Garner bring to the movie. It is also great to see a guest appearance by Dick Van Dyke. It is a movie that has that classic feel to it like Parent Trap, yet a modern story line. I really enjoy seeing movies that have a family that isn’t always fighting but works together. Definitely a cute movie worth seeing during this upcoming holiday season.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is currently playing at Dinuba Platinum Theatres 6, also in 3D. Showtimes can be found on their website. Platinum Theaters Dinuba 6 now proudly presents digital quality films in 2-D and 3-D with 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound to maximize your movie experience.