Monday, February 9, 2015
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day DVD Review
Have you ever had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? I think it is safe to say that we all have at one point or another in our lives. Sometimes days just don't go how we have planned them. Having a positive attitude through the bad days can help us get through them easier.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a movie loosely based on the book by Judith Viorst with the same name. The book and the movie are different in a lot of ways, but the theme is the same. Alexander, the main character, has a bad day and thinks no one has bad days except for him. In the book it just highlights his mother at the end telling him that even in Australia they have bad days because he keeps saying he wants to run away to Australia. In the movie, though, it goes on and shows how everybody in Alexander's family has a bad day and how because of their bad day they become stronger as a family.
I love that the movie takes the story multiple steps further. Not only does the story-line get expanded upon, but Alexander's family gets a makeover. Alexander's family unit is more well rounded with the addition of a baby and a sister instead of a second brother. This, I feel, helps make the story stronger and even more relatable.
There are scenes in this movie that I loved and others that I could have lived without. The antics of the mishaps were pretty funny and there were lots of hysterical scenes. We generally had a great time as a family watching this film and laughed a lot throughout. There was however some potty humor that could have been left out, definitely where the mom was emphasizing that she's seen penises before. In my opinion this was inappropriate for little ears and my two young daughters who are 6 and 4 were watching with us. My favorite parts of this movie is where the dad in the movie does some shrimp catching in his mouth and the funny cameo with Dick Van Dyke. All in all though the movie was fast paced but very funny and had a great ending of family togetherness and support.
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Rated PG from Walt Disney Studios, 81 minutes long.
DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received this product for free to facilitate my review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review. This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and make a purchase.