Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. was published in 1972, and inspired by Viorst’s own sons Alexander, Anthony and Nicholas. Boo and I have read this book a bunch of times and really enjoy it, so hearing that a film was being made, by Disney no less, got us pretty excited. The film is not a re-telling of this short children's book, but an elaboration on the theme. Here's the trailer to give you an idea:
A kangaroo and a crocodile?! I can't wait to see what's up with that.
From the press kit:
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.
The film hits theatres on October 10, 2014. Want to see it? Well, I have a giveaway for that!
The GiveawayI have one family pass (4 tickets) to give away for each of the following screenings:
Etobicoke - Saturday, October 4th 10:00am, at the Cineplex Cinemas Queensway
Ottawa - Saturday, October 4th 10:00am, at the Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven
Toronto Downtown - Wednesday, October 8th 7:00pm at the Scotiabank Theatre TorontoEntries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EDT, September 28. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and winners must be able to attend the screenings as awarded. Tickets cannot be exchanged. Best of luck!
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