Now, I haven’t read the book in ages. Eph had it when he was younger but I think I packed it away to make room for higher level books. With that being said, I will start out by saying that there is absolutely no way to adapt a short children’s book into a movie with adding somethings, like fires, vomit and kangaroos. Seriously, how can you not have have a bad day if there is a boxing kangaroo in your house.
With that being said, we were kind of a mixed house on this movie. Lu and I really liked it but Eph thought it was kind of boring. I just think it is hard for a kid who like action flicks to really get into some movies.
Steve Carrell is hysterical. I love that he brought his goofy humor to a kids movie. I like the writing of the story and the good clean family fun. I love how despite the fact that everything was going wrong, that the family stuck together. It really demonstrated the true parts of family life.
Lu said she liked the movie. Especially the funny part about Peter Pan and the “fire” restaurant. (It’s her favorite birthday place). She laughed a lot and has mentioned several times that she wanted to her baby brother green. Over all, I think that was her absolute favorite part.
Eph thought the movie was a tad boring but he also laughed at all the slapstick, over the top physical humor. I did ask him his favorite part and the boxing kangaroo easily won. Although, personally, I think he liked the drivers test immeasurably more because he couldn’t stop laughing and his eyes were as big as saucers.
This is a great family flick. It is clean (minus the Australian
strippers Cowboys), funny and fun. There is the perfect balance of physical and intellectual humor, wrapped up in a happy ending. This is a great movie for the whole family.
Alexander and the No Good, Very Bad Day is now playing in theaters across America. Make plans to see it this weekend!