In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day‘ has created a fun Mother’s Day card to go along with the new trailer, poster, and images that debuted this week. The film stars Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner and opens in theaters everywhere on October 10th!
Based on the 1972 children’s novel by Judith Viorst, the film explores the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day of Alexander and his family. In the book, the 11 year-old boy deals with things like mean teachers, gum in his hair and soap in his eyes at bath time. Disney’s version has been punched up with catastrophes like car crashes, fires, kangaroo chases and an unfortunate mishaps with a permanent marker that gives his baby brother a green beard.
You will see some familiar faces throughout the film, Bella Thorne from ‘Shake It Up‘ joins , Alexander’s brother played by Dylan Minnette from ‘Saving Grace.’
- Director Miguel Arteta won the 2001 Independent Spirit Award for best feature under $500,000 for “Chuck & Buck.”
- ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,’ published in 1972, was written by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Ray Cruz and inspired by Viorst’s sons Alexander, Anthony and Nicholas. With more than 2 million copies in print, it became an ALA Notable Children’s Book and won a George G. Stone Center Recognition of Merit, a Georgia Children’s Book Award, and distinction as a Reading Rainbow book.
- Viorstpenned the sequels: “Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday” (1978) and “Alexander, Who’s Not (Do
You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move” (1995).
- The 1972 book was first adapted to the small screen as a half-hour HBO animated musical in 1990 before Viorst collaborated with composers Charles Strouse (music) and Shelley Markham (musical score) for a 1998
stage musical at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
- ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ is the first live-action film adaptation of the