DAY 4 – HOME ALONE (1990)

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Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O’Hara, John Heard, John Candy

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Synopsis: An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars.

I need to say nothing about this film really. I didn’t even need to put a synopsis above this review, as I’m fairly sure everyone on earth has seen it at one stage or another. If you are one of the unfortunate few who hasn’t seen it, please do so as soon as possible, it’s amazing!

I was about ten when this came out, so the prime age for some booby trap madness set at Christmas. And the thing is, twenty-three years on, it still doesn’t get old. All of the cast are fantastic, Joe Pesci even manages to refrain from swearing which is a huge achievement seeing as the film he made immediately next to this was Goodfellas. What a contrast THAT is! This was also kind of the height of Macaulay Culkin fever as well, and he really is a sweet kid in this. There are numerous, famous, funny scenes and also some real touching moments, with the scary old neighbour, and Kevin’s (Culkin) mum.

This film can’t fail to raise your spirits no matter what time of year you watch it to be honest, it really has aged well and I can’t really fault it I don’t think.

5 clappers

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14 comments

  1. Not a favorite. Seen it once, seen it enough. Back to “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “Christmas Carol” and “A Christmas Story” (not the musical!) …

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  3. Every single year, indeed.

    • You know it Matt! Any other perennial favourites?

      • 1. Christmas Vacation
        2. Elf
        3. It’s a Wonderful Life
        4. Love, Actually (Don’t tell anyone. I’m a dude.)
        5. Die Hard

        Not necessarily in that order.

      • Love Actually is brilliant, gets me every time! One with a bad rap from critics but I enjoy every year regardless is Surviving Christmas with Ben Affleck and James Gandolfini. Check it out!

      • Appreciate the suggestion. Especially since we’ve lost Mr. Gandolfini. I’ll need to check it out.

        Thank you!

      • A great loss for sure. Let me know what you think of the film!

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