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Bringing Back ’80’s Comedy with ‘Alexander, and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’

We attended a screening as a guest of Disney
Alexander, and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Comedies are my favorite film genre. Unfortunately, over the past couple of year’s comedies have taken a different direction becoming mostly sexual and crude not allowing me share my love for a great comedy with my children until now. Remember “National Lampoons Vacation?” “Revenge of the Nerds?” When watching the film “Alexander, and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” I watched my kids laugh as hard as I did as a child watching hilarious 80’s comedies.

For the first time, in a long time, there is now a family film that children can watch with their friends or family, and everyone will enjoy it.

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Director, Miguel Arteta was inspired by John Hughes films especially “Sixteen Candles” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” “Those movies feel a little more authentic than most Hollywood movies.’Sixteen Candles’ was especially important for the emotional rate of it. It’s the ultimate movie about your family forgetting your birthday and feeling like they don’t see you at all. I just like the warmth of those movies and that is what I wanted to achieve with this movie,” said Arteta.

When going to see the film this weekend, be prepared to laugh. Laugh until you cry!


Every parent can relate to:

  • Dropping a giant bag of dirty diapers down the stairway
  • Being unable to find a diaper while your kiddo does their “business” on the floor
  • Having your kid leave the light on in the car and waking up to a dead battery (mine did this to me on the last day of school last year)
  • Having your kid vomit all over you right before having to be somewhere important.

These are just a few of the hundreds of things that I was able to relate to in the film. Raising three kids, our life can be extremely chaotic at times..ok a lot of the time. I felt better knowing that I am not alone in having very bad days on my journey of parenting.

Don’t miss seeing “Alexander, and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” in theaters today!

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