Director: Miguel Arteta
Starring: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Rated: PG (For rude humor including some reckless behavior and language)
Critics are normally supposed to begin a review with a little bit of foreplay, where we give you as hint at where we might be going with our opinion before we succumb to our natural position on the film. However I simply can't do that with “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” because this film was simply annoying. Horribly, aggravating, stupefying annoying. The film just dragged on and on, never ceasing to end or give the audience anything funny to watch. It's like being stuck in a room with a child with ADD who desperately wants your attention, so he just does a bunch of stuff and hopes someone notices. Of course we notice the kid, but if we could tell the kid what we think we'd tell him he should probably go read a book (at which point the mother would scold us for not being “understanding” or something).
Parents, there is crude humor, but really nothing else wrong. Oh, and a penis joke. Classy. Recommended for ages 8 and up.