By Guest Blogger Gemarla Babilonia-Gaskin of The Mommy Elf —
“Have you ever had a terrible day? A day that makes you wonder why you even try?
I was given the opportunity to preview the movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY and it made me think. It is definitely a movie for the whole family. It has a great message and it’s funny.
The movie starts off with Alexander who always has a horrible day. He makes a wish for his family, who is the closest to perfect possible, to have a horrible day just like him. In true Disney fashion, his wish comes true and everything that could go wrong, goes wrong.
I don’t want to give too much away, but the mom and the dad (the Coopers) both have trouble at their jobs. The daughter gets sick, the oldest fails his driving test and the baby eats a marker. It is just a recipe for disaster.
There are many moments of the movie that stay with me. When Alexander claims that you need to have the bad days so you can appreciate the good ones more and when the teenager tells his girlfriend that he rather stick with his family. I think kids need more messages like these. The movie is full of positivity and wholesome teachings for all the members of the family.
I do wish the movie was a bit longer. Because it was funny and enjoyable. I was left wanting more from this family. This is one of those movies that will have families laughing at the theater. It is also the kind of movie you can watch multiple times and not be bothered because it’s good.
I have to point out that the acting is spectacular. Jennifer Garner is lovely and as real as can be. You can imagine her living down the block from you. Same goes for Steve Carell. He is beyond hysterical. My favorite scene in the whole movie is actually pretty unexpected was when they walk into the house to find a very exotic house guest.
This movie is a must for families. It brings a message of positivism, togetherness and family unity. These characteristics are so important in families. They are values that keeps the family together and make the Coopers who they are.
So, what was your worst day with your family?