Saturday, 7 February 2015

Blu-ray Review - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Director: Miguel Arteta
Starring: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner
Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Retail: $36.99
ASIN: B00O4ZC4TW
Running Time: 81 minutes
Rating: PG
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from Walt Disney Home Entertainment is the family-comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The film is directed by iguel Arteta and stars Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Ed Oxenbould. Special Features on the Blu-ray includes Alexander ...In Real Life; Snappy Crocs And Punch Roos: The Australian Outback Yard Party; Walkabout: A Video Diary; And The Delightful, Magnificent, Very Good Bloopers and the music video "Hurricane" by the Vamps.

Based on the children's book of the same name by Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day centers on 11-year-old Alexander Cooper (played by Ed Oxenbould), whom always has a terrible, horrible, no good, bad day, every single day. He wakes up at midnight on his birthday and wishes that his family could have just one bad day, so they would know what he goes through every day. To his surprise, his wish comes true.

His father's, Ben (played by Steve Carell), job interview doesn't go exactly as planned. His mother, Kelly (played by Jennifer Garner), works for a publishing company and she had arranged for a book reading with actor Dick Van Dyke, but it goes horribly wrong. Alexander's older brother, Anthony (played by Dylan Minnette), has even a more worse day when he gets expelled from school and he fails his driving test. His older sister Emily (played by  Kerris Dorsey), an aspiring actress, gets a terrible cold on the day she is to debut as Peter Pan in her school's play. And for some reason his baby brother Trevor (Elise and Zoey Vargas) has a green marker all over his face.


Despite the fact that I read almost every children's book that I could get my hands on during my childhood, I don't recall ever reading Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Typically, I would ingnore this type of movie, but after hearing positive remarks from critics about the flim last fall, I decided to the give the Blu-ray a chance. The film starts off a little dry, but once Alexander makes his wish, it gets whole lot better with several family-friendly laughs throughout the film. Overall, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a cute family-comedy that looks great on Blu-ray. There are plenty of extras and bloopers on the single-disc that will entertain the entire family.



*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, my hubby and kids love this type of movie, so we will probably watch it :)

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