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It’s finally here! Disney’s ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY is in theaters today! You can order your tickets online and plan a fun family movie night. I am so, SO excited to take my whole family to see this film. I enjoyed it so much when I saw it a couple of weeks ago and meeting the cast was so much fun. Be sure to check out my (hilarious) interviews with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner and the fun and sweet kids in the film, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette & Kerris Dorsey. You don’t want to miss this one in the theater!
Top 3 Reasons to See VERY BAD DAY
The Star Power
The entire cast of this film is just amazing. I fell in love with each of them both in the film and in person. You know Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner are going to be awesome. And let me tell you, they don’t disappoint. So funny at all the right times and serious and caring parents when they need to be. What really impressed me were the kids in the movie. It’s sort of rare, in my opinion, to find child actors that are believable. Sometimes it really feels forced. That was NOT the case with any of the young people in VERY BAD DAY. Ed Oxenbould who plays Alexander is totally charming. You just want to give him a big hug and not in an oh-you-poor-thing kinda way, but more in an I-feel-you-my-friend kind of way. Kerris Dorsey (Emily) is an awesome theater-geek, totally endearing teenage girl. I loved her role. And Dylan Minnette (Anthony) is the coolest teenage boy. He badly wants to please his girlfriend, the not-very-likable Celia (Bella Thorne), who makes that pretty difficult. He gets an A for effort though.
This has to be a given, right? But seriously, SO many laughs. I can crack up just thinking about different parts of the film. You can tell the cast had a blast filming this together.
Just look at Steve Carell above chasing after a kangaroo. How can you not laugh? I want to tell you which scene is my favorite but honestly there are so many. I think on their own each of these actors is a true talent, but when you put them together they’re greater than the sum of their parts. So much of the movie is filmed with the whole family together and it’s their interactions with each other that I really find the funniest. We all have our crazy days (okay I’ve never chased a kangaroo through my yard, but still…) and for me this movie was a reminder that in the end, things almost always work out and keeping your sense of humor can often be the ticket to keeping your sanity.
You can see in the trailer (below) that this family is “not going to let this day get the best of us.” They join forces, leaning on each other, the people who matter most in their lives, to get through the tough spots. I love, love, LOVE this message. And that’s really the main reason I’m so excited to take my kids to see the film. I know they’re going to crack up throughout the entire thing, but I want them to hear that their family will always be there, always be on their side, and together there’s nothing we can’t get through.
After a VERY BAD DAY, this is the scene at the end of the movie. I love this scene and the actors all told us that filming this party was so much fun. The love that they have for each other in real life shines through on the screen and the message that your family can love you through anything rings through loud and clear. I’d like to think everyone can relate to that.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Trailer
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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY is in theaters NOW!
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— Lindsay (@SeeMomClick) October 10, 2014