Valentine’s Day Survival Kit for Mom | Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Review

Valentine’s Day Survival Kit for Mom | Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Review

Ever get gum in your hair as a child?  I don’t recall if I did, but I’ve certainly cut a fair share out of my children’s hair!  For all of us, it was a very bad, no good experience.

Multiply that situation ten-fold and you’ll have an inkling of what transpires in Disney’s ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY film!

Maybe you are dealing with a situation or moment right now?  Well, lucky for moms everywhere, we have this fun Valentine’s Day Survival Kit just in time for the Valentine’s Day holiday.  Take a peek and enjoy a healthy dinner recipe, Valentine’s Day cards and much more to help you have a “very good” celebration!

ABOUT THE FILM: 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.

When I watched a pre-screening of ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY  movie, I had an idea of what to expect. In college, my media law professor was enchanted with the book and read it to us in class a few times. Strange, maybe? But a fun break from the grueling curriculum.

In any case, my familiarity with the book led me to expect to view a chaotic, humor-filled roller coaster ride of a film and that’s exactly what I got and then-some! Hillarious and heart-warming from start to finish, will tickle your funny bone and leave you with that warm-squishy-huggy-feel-good feeling inside as we’ve come to expect from Disney family films.

Valentine’s Day Survival Kit for Mom | Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Review



If you want to have a terrific, hillarious, very good family movie night outing, ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY should be on the top of your list!

One little caveat, though, this movie may not be suitable for the very little kiddos as there is some adult language and a bit of “reckless” behavior exhibited by some of the characters. Hence the PG and not G rating. It’s all in good fun and timed to elicit a laugh showing the consequences of the behavior, not eliciting or glamorizing it. I feel it’s very kid friendly, but could provoke a healthy conversation or two after with impressionable little’uns.

Overall, ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY is a rip-roaring fun roller-coaster ride of a film with tremendous heart and soul. It’s made with the spirit and spunk that a great, memorable family-friendly movie should be!

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere and On-Demand.  Pick up a copy to share with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day weekend! 

To enhance your film fun, be sure to also check out these fun ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY Activity Sheets at: https://www.ruralmom.com/2014/10/alexander-terrible-activity-coloring-sheets.html

Valentine’s Day Survival Kit for Mom | Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Review


Special thanks to Disney for sending along a review copy of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day film.  All thoughts, opinions and experiences are that of Rural Mom. 

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Linda A. Kinsman
    • February 17, 2015
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    We want to see this movie soon on our family movie night. Thanks for the heads up on the reckless behavior scenes. That helps me to know this movie may not be sleep over worthy!

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