Will Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day help/hurt Steve Carell’s Oscar hope

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  • KyleBailey
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    A commercial for the upcoming family comedy “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day just played on my TV and it had me wondering, could this movie help or hurt Steve Carell for Oscar hopes for Foxcatcher? 

    It is a beloved children’s book and that is a hit or miss area in the movies these days. If the movie flops and is bad, this could be a Eddie Murphy Norbit happening where his praise will take a punch after a poorly reviewed movie (Murphy was going for Supporting for Dreamgirls). Same could be said with Jessica Chastain with Mama coming out while she was going for an Oscar for Zero Dark Thirty and Mama got mixed reviews. 

    But sometimes that doesn’t matter. See Sandra Bullock winning a Razzie and an Oscar the same weekend for All About Steve and The Blind Side.

    If the movie turns out to be a family hit, it could help Carell and show his range from comedy to his really dramatic performance in Foxcatcher coming out in Novemeber.  

    I guess time will tell at how Alexander will do because it looks like it has some potential but with all book adaptations, it could go horrible for Carell 
     

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    Tye-Grr
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    There’s no way ‘Mama’ hurt Chastain. Zero chance. I also don’t think this movie will hurt Carell. For one, I doubt it’ll be a disaster of ‘Norbit’ proportions, but it’s also coming out so early that it’ll be forgotten about come Oscar season.

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    Cheshire
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    It’ll be out of theaters by the time voting started. And Silver Linings Playbook had to win something so it was Actress.

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    jf123
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    I think if an actor makes a really bad movie it could hurt his chances (Eddie Murphy in Norbit). But the fact that this is a family friendly movie will help him, because people won’t take it too seriously then

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    GoMe91
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    Jennifer Lawrence also starred in a bad movie the year she won her Oscar for Silver Linings (way worse reviews than Mama) so…

    I’m starting to think the whole Eddie Murphy/Norbit thing is an anamoly.

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    lol Mama didn’t hurt Chastain. It was the smear campaign. Also the fact that she was no longer #2 by the time nominations were announced. 

    I think Carell will be fine. The acclaim for him and the film will be too big to ignore.  

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    KyleBailey
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    Jennifer Lawrence also starred in a bad movie the year she won her Oscar for Silver Linings (way worse reviews than Mama) so…

    That is true I forgot about House at the End of the Street or whatever the hell it was. But Jennifer also had The Huger Games to even it out  

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    Nine times out of ten, a movie like this, even if it is pretty bad, won’t be as notoriously horrible as something like Norbit or The Love Guru or Battlefield Earth. I think that this movie will just come and go, and most likely not harm Carell’s chances in any way.

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    There’s no way ‘Mama’ hurt Chastain. Zero chance. I also don’t think this movie will hurt Carell. For one, I doubt it’ll be a disaster of ‘Norbit’ proportions, but it’s also coming out so early that it’ll be forgotten about come Oscar season.

    There was some press at that time going on about the fact that Chastain was the first actress ever to have #1 and #2 movie in the box office. So that couldn’t have hurt. Plus it’s not like Mama was like Bullock’s All About Steve, it was decent and watchable, except the ending which sucked.

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    vinny
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    Maybe. If it’s as bad as Norbit it will but it looks like a cute little Disney film so it shouldn’t affect much.

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    Nine times out of ten, a movie like this, even if it is pretty bad, won’t be as notoriously horrible as something like Norbit or The Love Guru or Battlefield Earth. I think that this movie will just come and go, and most likely not harm Carell’s chances in any way.

    The important thing to remember about NORBIT is that if it hurt Murphy’s chances, it wasn’t because it was a flop or horribly reviewed.

    It was because it reeked of a vanity project–the kinds of vanity projects that Murphy had been indulging in for ages.  No single NORBIT will kill your prospects, but a career of them will, and all that film did was remind the Academy of his larger career, and that DREAMGIRLS was the real anomaly.

    Carell will be fine.  

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