Recently, the movie industry has adopted the tactic of translating classic children’s stories into films. “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Ramona and Beezus” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” are all based on children’s books that, though they are decades old, have come to grace the silver screen within the past three years. Now, filmmakers have incorporated “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” originally a picture book by Judith Viorst from 1972, into this modern tradition of updating classic kids’ stories into films. The resulting movie is thankfully neither terrible nor horrible.
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