About one very bad day
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - October 17, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Walt Disney Pictures presents the new family comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day inspired by the 1972 children’s classic by Judith Viorst.

The film follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life — a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom, dad, brother and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one.

“It’s a fun family film that’s in the vein of the John Hughes movies,” says director Miguel Arteta. “Alexander thinks his family’s too busy to notice how terrible his day has been, and his wish for them to have an equally bad day so that they can understand what it’s like actually comes true.”

Steve Carell (Crazy, Stupid Love) and Jennifer Garner (Juno) star as Alexander’s upbeat parents. The veteran performers are joined in the film by a trio of young talent that includes 16-year-old Dylan Minnette (TV’s Lost, Prisoners) as Alexander’s older brother, Anthony; 15-year-old Kerris Dorsey (Moneyball) as sister Emily; and 12-year-old Australian native Ed Oxenbould, who makes his big-screen feature debut as the film’s title character, Alexander. Twins Zoey and Elise Vargas (The Neighbors, True Blood) portray baby brother Trevor.

Emmy winner Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) also joins the cast, along with Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde) and Bella Thorne (Shake It Up!). The big-screen adaptation of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day represents a collaboration of some of the greatest creative minds in family entertainment today.

(Now showing nationwide, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.)

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