Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday's Film Adaption: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV.

What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.

Follow the exploits of Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life and wonders if bad things only happen to him.

Release Date: October 10, 2014
Release Time: 81 minutes

Ed Oxenbould as Alexander Cooper
Steve Carell as Ben Cooper
Jennifer Garner as Kelly Cooper
Dylan Minnette as Anthony Cooper
Kerris Dorsey as Emily Cooper
Elise/Zoey Vargas as Trevor Cooper
Sidney Fullmer as Rebecca "Becky" Gibson
Bella Thorne as Celia
Megan Mullally as Nina
Toni Trucks as Steph
Donald Glover as Greg
Joel Johnstone as Logan
Jennifer Coolidge as Ms. Suggs
Samantha Logan as Heather
Dick Van Dyke as Himself
Thunder From Down Under as Themselves
Mekai Curtis as Paul
Lincoln Melcher as Phillip Parker
Mary Mouser as Audrey Gibson
Reese Hartwig as Elliott Gibson
Martha Hackett as Mrs. Gibson
Burn Gorman as Mr. Brand

Author Bio:
Judith Viorst is the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction for children as well as adults. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, her most famous children's book, was first published in 1972 and has since sold over two million copies. Ms. Viorst received a B.A. in History from Rutgers University, and she is also a graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute where she is a research affiliate. She began her career as a poet and has since completed six collections of poems for adults. Her first novel for adults, Murdering Mr. Monti, was published in 1994 and her most recent work of non-fiction, Imperfect Control, was published in January 1998 by Simon and Schuster. Her book Necessary Losses, published in 1986, appeared for almost two years on The New York Times best-seller list in hardcover and paperback. Ms. Viorst's children's books include The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, The Alphabet From Z to A, and the "Alexander" stories: Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday, Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move and, of course, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Ms. Viorst lectures widely on a variety of topics, ranging from the subjects of loss and control to children's literature. She resides in Washington, DC with her husband Milton, a political writer. They have three sons, Anthony, Nicholas and Alexander, and two perfect grandchildren, Miranda and Brandeis.




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