So you know how it's going to go, but you don't know how it will get to the turnoff. With a title like this, it's going to be about having a bad day, the type that twelve-year old Alexander seems to have every day. He tries to get his friend Becky's attention more and failing, not being able to get his favourite country for an assignment when Philip Parker instead gets it, the one that's hosting a huge birthday party with a frozen yogurt machine, a trampoline, a band, you name it, he has it, and it isn't even his actual birthday. The other members of the family are doing great, though. I'm not going to spoil what all these family members have goals for, but let's just say that tomorrow, if the day goes well, they could become kings and queens, and if not, they could lose everything. Not to mention Alexander decides to unlock his hidden supernatural ability and curse this day, even if he didn't necessarily mean it.
Let's just say the mayhem never stops, and a cast like this makes it funny. It has this interesting innocence to it within all it's energy, like a joke about being drunk on cough syrup and how one letter can change a book forever. I don't usually laugh at humour that occurs during this book reading, but it turns out I thought it was the funnies part of the movie, and I mean that in a good way. There's also a mild romance incident at the beginning of the movie involving Alexander (no, it wasn't about Becky) that was false which I knew but still felt it was cute and I was happy they put it in there and didn't overload on it and made it a passable eighty minutes.
Look, I don't know what to really say about this movie other than that I had a great time with it. No, it wasn't perfect, but the casting was, especially Alexander, I think Ed Oxenbould did a fantastic job, and Bella Thorne as the sophisticated but obnoxious girlfriend. I don't know how someone like her who is that beautiful can pass off as a bully, but in this movie and The Duff, which I'll review soon, she's flawless. That and there were no scenes in the movie that I hated and would have to be paid to see again, and I was expecting almost every scene to be exactly that.