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For indie's Miguel Arteta an excellent, good move to make kids' film
For indie's Miguel Arteta an excellent, good move to make kids' film

If you were looking for a director to take on a big-screen version of the much-loved 1972 children's book "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," Miguel Arteta would seem at first glance like, if not a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad choice, at least not the most obvious one. The characters in Arteta's movies — adult-oriented, often darkly comic art-house fare like 1997's "Star Maps," 2000's "Chuck & Buck," 2002's "The Good Girl," and 2011's "Cedar Rapids" — have wrestled with such things as sexual obsession, depression and dead-end jobs. The elementary school...

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