So is Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day going to have a not terrible, not horrible, very good weekend when it debuts Friday? Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond reviews Disney’s film adaptation of the much-loved (and frequently adapted) children’s book and gives his verdict on the 2014 version.

The film is directed by Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl, a whole lot of TV) and stars Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, The Office) and Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club, Men, Women & Children) as poor Alexander’s equally put-upon parents.

The film also stars Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Parks & Recreation), with Ed Oxenbould (Julian, Paper Planes) as the titular troubled preteen.

Are you a fan of the book? Looking forward to the film? Let us know what you think.