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Home Alone

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NOTE: Contains low level violence.

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"A great Christmas movie"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

A really funny family movie. Our wee man loved watching what was going to happen to the bad guys next.

"Funny movie"
5 stars"

This is a good movie and provides a good laugh.

"Macaulay Culkin at his best!" Purchased on Mighty Ape

This was our favourite Christmassy movie when we were kids, and it still never fails to deliver as ‘grown ups’.

Also goes down well with the newer generation who completely dig a young Mac Culkins portrayal of a forgotten kid left alone to defend his home with an amazing array of tricks and traps.

Take a stroll down memory lane, or introduce the kids to 1990 comedy gold.

Description

When Kevin's family left for vacation, they forgot one minor detail: Kevin! Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin's rigged a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them! Written and produced by John Hughes (101 Dalmatians), this madcap slapstick adventure features an all-star supporting cast including Catherine O'Hara and John Heard as Kevin's parents, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern as the burglars, and John Candy (“Planes, Trains and Automobiles”) as the “Polka King of the Midwest”.

Home Alone Review

This movie's runaway success is due largely to its players, most notably Culkin. Previously cast in supporting roles in movies like Rocket Gibraltar and Uncle Buck, Culkin is the Home Alone's main attraction. Saddled with the difficult task of appearing in nearly every scene, he maintains a level of consistency that's a testament to both his talent and that of director Chris Columbus's (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Mrs. Doubtfire). Catherine O'Hara (Best in Show, SCTV) does a fine (albeit a tad shrill) job as Kevin's overwrou­ght, guilt-ridden mom, and Pesci and Stern have great chemistry and handle the physical comedy with aplomb. Another performance of note is John Candy's cameo as Polka Band Shuttle Chief Gus Polanski. Although his role is brief, he nearly steals the show.

Home Alone is a good-natured, albeit unrealistic, family film that both kids and adults will enjoy. Its endearing story and a charming performance by Culkin make it a standout among the usual holiday movie fare. Without resorting to all-too-adult double entendres that dominate current family films, this one focuses more on slapstick humor and innocence to convey its story. That said, that reliance on slapstick humor does means that it's chock full of semi-realistic violence. It's not for the weak-stomached and definitely requires some major suspension of disbelief. Common Sense Media, recommended age 6+

Re-released on
June 9th, 2010
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Collection
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Character
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
105
Subtitles
Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish,
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Genre
  • Comedy
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
9321337018843
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
1469256

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