Posted on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner could potentially be the perfect parents. And in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, they appear to be. That is, until, their family has what is easily the worst day imaginable.
Based on the classic kids book by Judith Viorst, the Disney adaptation is directed by indie filmmaker Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl, Cedar Rapids, Youth in Revolt) and opens in October. Check out the latest trailer below.
Here’s the first Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day trailer via Yahoo.
The film, which co-stars Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne and Donald Glover, definitely puts off a mad-cap comedy vibe from the trailer. However, it is a bit odd Alexander doesn’t feature more prominently. It will, of course, be his grounding that keeps the family together. Still, it’s months away and Disney certainly has a potential hit here.
Here’s all the official info. What did you think of the Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day trailer?
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 screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.