Sunday, February 8, 2015

Movie Adaptation Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Title: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Directed by: Miguel Arteta
Screenplay by: Rob Lieber
Genre: Comedy, Family
Released: October 10, 2014 (USA)
Duration: 81 minutes
Steve Carell (Ben Cooper)
Jennifer Garner (Kelly Cooper)
Ed Oxenbould (Alexander Cooper)
Dylan Minnette (Anthony Cooper)
Kerris Dorsey (Emily Cooper)
Bella Thorne (Celia)
Elise & Zoey Vargas (Baby Trevor)
Rating: 6.2 / 10 (IMDb)
Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
So, I just finished watching this movie and when I saw the credits at the end of the movie. I saw that this movie was adapted from a children's book!! Then I decided to write a review about this movie and let you guys know my thoughts about this movie. Let's see it shall we?!

*this review may contain spoiler

This movie is basically a family-comedy type of movie and you guys know how I love those kinds of movies. So, the film begins with the Cooper family driving home in a beat-up-almost-destroyed-looks-like-its-been-runover-by-a-tank minivan. And we'll all soon find out that it was because they had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

After that we're introduced to our main character Alexander Cooper. Alexander is just your average regular kid who really really likes Australia (like he knows everything that has to do about that country). And then we began to know the other Coopers. Alex's mom, Kelly Cooper is a career woman who works at a book publishing company. His father, Ben Cooper is a stay-at-home dad who takes care of the baby Cooper, which is Trevor. Alex has one older brother and one older sister. Anthony is a handsome guy dating the pretty girl in school and Emily is a drama/theater loving girl.

Among other members of his family. Alex seems to always have bad days but none of his family members ever really understood what it's like to have a bad day like Alex and when he found out that a boy in school wanted to celebrate his birthday the same day as his, he just had enough.

On midnight, exactly mark his birthday. Alexander wished upon an ice cream sunday for his family to experience what it's like to have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. And what do you know it happens the next day!!

If you guys want to know more about the movie, please watch it:)

So, at first when I heard about this movie I didn't think it was going to be a good movie and when I saw the trailer, I didn't recognized most of the casts except for Jennifer Garner, Ben Stiller, and Bella Thorne. But who knew that when I finally watched it, I was totally wrong. It was a very good movie that makes you laugh and giggle.

Even though I said that most of the casts are not really well known. I couldn't imagine them played by other actors/actresses. They're perfect for their roles. I especially liked Bella Thorne who played Celia, Anthony's girlfriend and an overall mean girl. Ya'll know that Bella Thorne is destined to play the mean bitch I mean she played a mean bitch in the upcoming movie adaptation of The DUFF and also played a rebellious teen-star who is kind of a bitch on Red Band Society. So, there's no doubt as to her ability in playing a mean girl.

There are so many favorite scenes for me in this movie such as:
  • When Ben Cooper had a work meeting at a Japanese restaurant and he was able to catch multiple shrimps in a row with his mouth that the chef threw right from the pan.
  • When Anthony slapped a hanging banner with his hand after apologizing to Celia and ended up destroying the school's trophy case. LOL!!
  • Anthony's driving test of course was super hilarious!!
  • Alex birthday too! Where there's a petting zoo full of Australian animals that only made me miss that country.

Overall, I really enjoyed this movie and it definitely exceeded my expectations. It's a great movie to watch with your family in the living room on a movie night while eating popcorns or something. It's a warm, heartfelt, funny movie about family that you won't regret watching.

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