TRAILER: "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"

As I watched this trailer knowing it was written by Lisa Cholodenko (who I just recommended yesterday for writing and directing The Kids Are All Right) and directed by Miguel Arteta (who made Chuck and Buck and The Good Girl), it became sort of surreal how bad this looks. Frankly, the trailer just got worse and worse as it went along, and it only seems to have a passing resemblance to the classic kids book from 1972 it's based on. And it's too bad, because obviously Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner are two of the most likable actors in Hollywood, but this just doesn't cut it. Unless somehow this is an awful trailer to what's actually a really good movie underneath, which sometimes happens, but I kind of doubt it here. It's coming out October 10th.