Home Alone (1990)
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Category Keywords: Blockbuster Children Christmas Family (General) Family Interaction Heartwarming Holiday Kids Adventure Scams And Cons Slapstick Theatrical Release Thieves
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|A rambunctious kid is accidentally forgotten when his familiy goes on vacation, leaving him to fend for himself when his house is targeted by two bungling burglars.|
Editor's NoteEight year old Kevin MacAllister (Macaulay Culkin) gets lost in the shuffle as his large, upper-middle class suburban family rushes to make a plane that will ferry them off to their Christmas vacation in France; Kevin, having been banished to an attic room as punishment, is subsequently forgotten. At first this is a dream come true, as for the first time in his young life he has no one to answer to but himself, and he takes full advantage of his newfound freedom, eating junk food and watching late-night horror flicks. But when the bumbling Wet Bandits Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) target his house for a robbery, Kevin must step up to defend his home; he sets a maze of booby traps so elaborate that only an eight year old imagination could concoct them. Ultimately, Kevin learns the importance of family during the holidays in a touching reunion with his clan that is highlighted by the film's amazing original score, which was nominated for an Academy Award.
Home Alone - DVD Review
By: Christopher Null filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 11/21/2008 4:31 PM
|Back in 1990, Home Alone was a movie sensation. Believe it or not, it earned more than $285 million during its theatrical release, more than Monsters, Inc., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Incredibles. While those films will surely endure, Home Alone has since turned into the butt of numerous jokes. Indeed, Home Alone is now the fallback film for anyone looking to pinpoint the decline of cinema as art....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Raja Gosnell - Editor|
|John Hughes - Producer|
|Julio Macat - Director of Photography|
|John Hughes - Screenwriter|
|John Muto - Production Designer|
|John Williams - Composer|
|Chris Columbus - Director|
Plot SummaryEight-year-old Kevin McCallister is accidentally left home alone by his family while they fly off to France for Christmas vacation. Kevin loves his freedom, delightedly gorging himself on sweets and staying up late -- until he is forced to defend his home from a team of burglers. But Kevin learns that self-defense can be fun too, as he goes about flying to defeat the bumbling thieves.