My kids are slowly moving on from the ol’ kids cartoons to movies with “people in it”. It is an interesting tradition, as the kids start to think about what is “real and what isn’t”. Alexander and the very bad day (for short) was my kids first “people movie” at the cinema (they are 6yrs and 4yrs old), so I was uncertain as to what they would think of it. In short – the 6yrs old loved it and declared it his most favourite movie ever, his Dad chuckled through the whole lot and the 4yrs old was much more thoughtful. I think she enjoyed the experience overall, but it took her longer to digest and “get” that things are funny.
Follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander 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 brother, sister, mom and dad 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.
Watch the Trailer of Alexander and the Very Bad Day
Overall rating? 7/10
It was a fun movie to watch with the family… and we are likely to see it again. I give it a 7 out of 10, as it didn’t strike me as a “memorable” film, but one for light entertainment. Great for kids 6yrs+