Home Alone (1990)


Movie Review

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O’Hara, John Heard, and Roberts Blossom

Eight-year old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) does not get along with anyone in his family, especially his brother Buzz (Devin Ratray).  When he wishes that his family would disappear the night before a family trip, he gets exactly what he wants.  When Mr. and Mrs. McCallister (John Heard and Catherine O’Hara) pack up and fly off with their family to Paris, they forget one important thing—their son.  Once they realize whom they’ve left, Peter and Kate McCallister urgently try to book a flight back to Chicago.  Meanwhile, Kevin enjoys the break from his family and has his run of the McCallister home though his fun is short-lived.  He must deal with Harry Lyme (Joe Pesci) and Marv Merchants (Daniel Stern)—the Wet Bandits—who are bent on robbing his family of all their prized possessions.

Home Alone is every kid’s greatest dream and every parent’s worst nightmare.  Chris Columbus puts a refreshing spin on the familiar family chaos of the holiday season.  There are plenty of big laughs in this fun Christmas film that will charm you from start to finish.  Get some drinks out for this one!  Home Alone gets a 0.03% rating.



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