Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day could have been another disastrous live-action Disney family film, but it’s surprisingly a lot better than I expected. Being 19 at the time, my appreciation for newer kids movies had greatly diminished. Since my older brother read the book, he was the only one who considered going to see it. Until it turned out it wasn’t showing at our theater. When we did see it, I found it to be a lot of fun. Since the book is a mere 32 pages long, they found a creative way to stretch it out to feature length. The movie plays out the same as the book at first. With Alexander having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Gum in his hair, burning his crushes notebook, nobody attending his birthday party tomorrow. This is where things deviate. Most of the movie is actually dedicated to Alexander’s mother, father, sister, brother, and baby brother having their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. I might just be a fan of chaos, but most of their continuous misfortunes are laugh out loud funny. Of course the cast does help. Like the always funny Steve Carell or the very motherly Jennifer Garner. Fun fact, this is where Dylan Minnette met his girlfriend Kerris Dorsey. Playing each other’s brother and sister. Plus the actor playing Alexander is actually Australian (a running gag in the book). Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is the exact opposite of every adjective in the title.