Steve Carell, Kerris Dorsey, Dylan Minnette, Jennifer Garner and Ed Oxenbould star in ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY, a film directed by Miguel Arteta. Photo credit: Dale Robinette. Image © 2013 and courtesy Walt Disney Enterprises Inc. All rights reserved.
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Opened: 10/10/2014 Wide
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Genre: Family Comedy
Rated: PG for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language.
One day can change everything.
Disney's ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) 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 (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) 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.
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY, directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta ("The Good Girl," "Cedar Rapids," "Youth in Revolt") from a screen story and screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production.
About the Film
"I was inspired by the films John Hughes made that the whole family can enjoy together," says director Miguel Arteta ("The Good Girl," "Cedar Rapids," "Youth in Revolt"). "We wanted to show a family having a truly awful impossible day. All things are going wrong and yet they come together and have each other's backs. The ability to roll with it and laugh sees them through.
"Of course, the day they have is an extreme one," Arteta continues, "but the idea of a family supporting each other is really great--especially when it is not in each of their personal interests to do so. The power of family is there for you when you least expect it."
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY is based on the 1972 children's classic book by Judith Viorst. Rob Lieber penned the story and screenplay for the film, which is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production.
Steve Carell ("The Way, Way Back," "Little Miss Sunshine," the upcoming "Foxcatcher") and Jennifer Garner ("Dallas Buyers Club," "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Juno") star as Alexander's upbeat parents. The veteran performers are joined in the film by a trio of young talent that includes 17-year-old Dylan Minnette (TV's "Lost," "Prisoners") as Alexander's older brother, Anthony; 16-year-old Kerris Dorsey (TV's "Ray Donovan," "Moneyball") as sister Emily; and 13-year-old Australian native Ed Oxenbould (Oz TV's "Puberty Blues"), 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 and Golden Globe® nominee Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") also joins the cast, along with actress/comedian Jennifer Coolidge ("American Pie," "Legally Blonde," TV's "2 Broke Girls") and actress/singer/author 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. The film is produced by Shawn Levy ("Night at the Museum," "Date Night," "Real Steel"), Emmy® nominee and CEO of The Jim Henson Company Lisa Henson (PBS Kids' "Sid the Science Kid" and "Dinosaur Train," "Good Boy"), and 21 Laps Entertainment President Dan Levine ("The Internship," "Along Came Polly," "Freedom Writers"). It's executive produced by industry veteran Philip Steuer ("Saving Mr. Banks," "Oz The Great and Powerful," "The Chronicles of Narnia" trilogy) and Jason Lust ("Whip It," "The Waiting Game").
Arteta's key filmmaking team includes cinematographer Terry Stacey ("50/50," "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"), two-time Oscar®-nominated production designer Michael Corenblith ("The Blind Side," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Apollo 13"), and two artists with whom he has previously collaborated: Oscar-nominated film editor Pamela L. Martin ("The Fighter," "Little Miss Sunshine," "Youth in Revolt"), and veteran costume designer Nancy Steiner ("Little Miss Sunshine," "Lost in Translation," "The Good Girl," "Youth in Revolt").
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014. It is rated PG.