Today Is The DAY –
Alexander #VeryBadDay Opens In Theaters Everywhere!
Oh, no, it was a truly Huge Delight to see the movie and time flew so fast. The dynamics, the relationships, the interpersonal interactions among the family members and peers exude genuine feelings and emotions. When being at the early movie screening with my six-year-old, some school scenes carried a cruel attitude towards Alexander, main character, that forced my son’s eyes to swell with tears. It’s that sincere feeling on the part of a viewer that any film critic can bravely consider a movie a success.
The whole family would find this movie entertaining, involving their own feelings and emotions on their own level or perception and reflection of life’s events.
For Alexander, life is a pretty “tragic” thing, as he goes through difficulties every single day of his life. And on the eve of his 12th birthday he secretly wishes “bad luck” day on every family member, so that they would feel him and walk in his shoes for one full day. How did it play out? Oh, my, you gotta watch a dilapidating trajectory of events that go from no good to bad to worst.
From the pretty unhappy and fiery day at school for Alexander…played by Ed Oxenbould
… to the day full of calamities in the professional life for Mom (Jennifer Garner) and Dad (Steve Carell)…
… to an absolute disappointment in personal aspirations for Alexander’s sister Emily (Kerris Dorsey) and brother (Dylan Minnette).
In the house and beyond, all things are going wrong, against will and desire, yet this turmoil comes to a very unexpected conclusion that I would not like to disclose to you before you actually see the movie.
The scenes are brave in cinematographic implementation: with tricks like fire and animal animation that seem so real! My family absolutely adored the movie. And for me the message is clear: Family is everything. It is thicker than blood. Whatever comes, we bare together. And when we do it, things start happening.
Having a privilege meeting the whole cast and having a free-flowing exchange of thoughts and opinions, my life has become richer. I am sharing my personal feelings and opinions of all I’ve seen and learned about making this movie.
Here are some pictures from the El Capitan Theater, Hollywood, Red Carpet movie screening on October 6, 2014.
Yet another interesting detail about the movie. Common Sense Media announced the Common Sense Seal and Inaugural Recipient, Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Here’s what it says:
Common Sense Media, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, today announced the Common Sense Seal, the first honor of its kind to recognize and champion films that delight families with enriching stories and to encourage studios to make more excellent family content that appeals across generations.
“We don’t see enough great movies with positive role models and messages that make parents feel like a trip to the movies is time well spent together – and we think families deserve better,” said Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense.
“The Common Sense Seal will recognize the best in family movies with a goal of inspiring studios to create more films that kids and parents can enjoy together. It’s fitting that a Disney movie should be our first recipient, given the studio’s commitment to making quality family films like Alexander.”
Go, see this amazing movie to have a good laugh, some tears, and an unforgettable ending, too!
— Celebrate Woman (@DiscoverSelf) October 10, 2014