Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day parents guide

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Things could always be worse!

Overall B+

Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) and his family are about to prove the truth in the saying, "Things could always be worse," as one calamity leads to another on a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B
Substance Use C+

Why is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day rated PG? The MPAA rated Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day PG for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language.

Run Time: 81 minutes

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Why is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day rated PG? Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is rated PG by the MPAA for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language.

Violence: A boy uses a smartphone app to place a picture of another boy’s face on a series of photos of bikini clad women and then texts the composite image to many others in the school’s population. The victim is seen walking through school with various people laughing at him. A man’s shirt catches on fire in a restaurant: he manages to extinguish the flames without injury. A student’s notebook catches fire in a science lab, which in turn starts a large poster in the classroom on fire. (A teacher extinguishes the fire.) A teen boy loses control of a vehicle during a driving exam resulting in major damage to the vehicle and some damage to public property.

Sexual Content: A mother accidentally walks in on her son in the bathroom, and later she comments that her son should not be alarmed because she has seen every penis in the family. A comment is made about a teen couple possibly “making out” in a minivan. A male toddler is seen naked on a potty, with no explicit details shown. Images of bikini-clad women with a boy’s face inserted over the original face are seen on a cell phone screen. Three men hired to perform at a child’s birthday party turn out to be strippers—after the parents reminding them it’s a PG party, they adjust their act and no clothing is removed at any time.

Language: The terms “boobs” and “butt-crack” are heard, along with a mother mentioning having seen her son’s penis. A father in a frustrating moment says, “I wish I could swear now.”

Alcohol / Drug Use: A teen girl with a bad cold drinks a large quantity of cough syrup in a desperate attempt to be able to perform in a school play. She becomes inebriated and then vomits on two occasions. Social drinking is seen in a restaurant.

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G
Ontario PG Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is directed by Miguel Arteta and stars Jennifer Garner, Steve Carell, Ed Oxenbould.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day movie is February 10, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Release Date: 10 February 2015
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day releases to home video (Blu- ray/Digital Copy) with the following supplements:
- Alexander…In Real Life
- Snappy Crocs & Punch Roos: The Australian Outback Party
- Walkabout: A Video Diary
- And The Delightful, Magnificent, Very Good Bloopers
- Music Video: "Hurricane" by the Vamps

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