Based loosely on the 1972 book of the same name, the movie is a lot clearer about the message. Or is it…?

Dad (Steve Carell) and to a lesser degree Mom (Jennifer Garner) see the world through “rose colored glasses.” Dad speaks continuously of steering the day with “positivity,” which the kids have clearly picked up on throughout their lives, given how well they handle the terribleday. Alexander’s message, however, is that some days are just plain bad.

But did you get the real message?

What we can all learn is that “positivity” itself doesn’t make your day go well. You can still have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. What it does is open your mind to opportunities. And that makes “positivity” well worth the effort. This is related to one of the messages in Meet the Robinsons.

Note: This is one of the Secrets of America 2029.

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