In the latest family film from Disney, ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY, Disney does what it used to do best which is make goofy, family safe movies. Back in the day you could picture this movie on Sunday nights on the Wonderful World of Disney. Steve Carrell, who could be the new Dick Van Dyke of Disney, and Jennifer Garner play the parents of four kids of various ages living in the kind of place you only see on Disney. Tons of slapstick humor and goofy jokes, along with the usual life lesson and happy ending. Is it a movie I’d see on my own? Definitely not even though the actors al ldid a fine job. If my kids were young again and I took them to see it, I’m sure I’d enjoy it a lot more through their enjoyment.
So bottom line here, no great surprises here but young kids should enjoy it and nothing offensive for the parents.
As an adult I’d give it a C-.
For kids B