A Happening of Monumental Proportions

A Happening of Monumental Proportions (known as A Very Bad Day in some countries) is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Judy Greer and starring Allison Janney and Common. Produced by Chris and Paul Weitz, the film is Greer's directorial debut.[1][2] It was released on September 21, 2018 by Great Point Media.

A Happening of Monumental Proportions
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Directed byJudy Greer
Produced byDavid Gardner
Stephanie Meurer
Andrew Miano
Chris Weitz
Paul Weitz
Written byGary Lundy
Music byAlec Puro
CinematographyAlison Kelly
Edited bySuzanne Spangler
Albyn Media
Depth of Field
Distributed byGreat Point Media
Release date
CountryUnited States


Daniel, an account manager (Common) is gearing up for Career Day at his daughter's elementary school, while dealing with the fallout of getting fired after his intra-office romance with his married assistant (Jennifer Garner) was revealed. Daniel's boss's (Bradley Whitford) nerdy son finds himself instantly entranced by Daniel's daughter (Storm Reid), and seeks advice from their school's hip shop teacher (John Cho) and depressed music teacher (Anders Holm) on how to win her heart. Meanwhile, the principal and vice-principal (Allison Janney and Rob Riggle) spend the day trying to hide the school's dead gardener from the faculty and staff, as well as the students and their parents.



Critical responseEdit

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 17% based on 18 reviews, with an average rating of 3.87/10.[6]


  1. ^ Kit, Borys (10 November 2015). "Judy Greer to Make Directorial Debut With Dramedy Starring Common". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ Miskell, Kyle (10 November 2015). "Judy Greer to Make Her Directorial Debut with 'A Happening of Monumental Proportions'". Collider. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b Picurro, Allison (2 May 2017). "'A Happening of Monumental Proportions' Clip: Judy Greer's Directorial Debut Features Every Actor on Planet Earth — Watch". IndieWire. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  4. ^ Saval, Malina (5 May 2017). "Judy Greer Talks Directing for the First Time and How to Find a Story to Tell". Variety. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (8 April 2016). "Anders Holm Joins Judy Greer's 'A Happening of Monumental Proportions' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  6. ^ "A HAPPENING OF MONUMENTAL PROPORTIONS". rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2020-01-02.

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