Top 3 Reasons You Should See This 2014 Disney Flick

1. The Book ALEXANDER_TERRIBLE_HORRIBLE

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is a children’s book from the 1970’s that my parents read when they were children, and a book that, in turn, was read to me and my siblings. If you were familiar with the book before the movie, you should watch the movie simply for the ability to see a childhood favorite come to life. For those of you who haven’t read it, the basic outline is that it’s a darling book written from the perspective of a boy named Alexander who has all these seemingly minor things go wrong during his day. All of these things, in the eyes of a child who has yet to experience anything too terrible, added together essentially create the worst day ever. In the end, Alexander’s mom gives him some perspective and all is right with the world again. So that’s nice and all, but why would you want to watch that movie?

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2. The Disney Magic

Disney actually took the ideas in this book and ran as far as it possibly could with them. The jest of the book is there, Alexander has a terrible, horrible,  no good, really bad day featuring hints at or shots of each terrible event mentioned in the book (aside from the fact that characters were added and changed to give the story some more filling); but the entirety of the book is merely the first few minutes of the movie. The difference in the movie is that no one really understands Alexander’s plight of having terrible days. So the poor wishes that his family would all experience terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days so they would know what it was like. I’m sure we can all figure out where the movie goes from there… Disney magic tends to be slightly predictable along with the majority of the film industry, but the fun is always in the journey.

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3. The Cast

• Alexander’s parents are played by the always entertaining Steve Carell and the ever lovable Jennifer Garner.

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Jennifer Garner as Kelly Cooper
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Steve Carell as Ben Cooper

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• Special appearances by

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• The child actors totally rocked their roles

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• Plus, who doesn’t like an adorable baby? Well, babies… since twin girls played the part. cc39ec7229ef29700574482cc1eee4a0aa2f6413

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If you like Disney Family movies, or movies that throw you back to your childhood, this is a good flick for you!

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