Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone (1990)


Chris Columbus


Macaulay Culkin

Joe Pesci

Daniel Stern


An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.


This is a classic Christmas movie that I watch every year. As I’ve gotten older it’s taken on a new light. I still marvel at the ingenuity that Kevin, Macaulay Culkin, is able to manage in protecting his home, but I’m also amazed his parents didn’t beat him. The fact that he didn’t kill the Wet Bandits, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, is remarkable and something that never even occurred to me when I was young. The language is a bit crude and now I worry that my daughter will pick up bad words, but I honestly can’t not watch this every year.

The music is, well, it’s John Fucking Williams, so it’s amazing.

As a child I wondered if I would be able to pull off something so amazing. As a parent I know I would go to the same extremes as his mother, Catherine O’Hara, if not more if I somehow managed to do the unthinkable.

If you have somehow managed not to see this definitely check it out. I hope you enjoy!



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