HOME ALONE (Theatrical Release USA 1990)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Home Alone—‘stand up and shout’ holiday fare—delightfully surprises with its novel storyline and satisfying, unapologetic return to good, old-fashioned slapstick comedy routines. The movie should have been one of those B-grade, holiday, ho-hum films and ends up as a completely entertaining WOW! movie. Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, and Daniel Stern create an amusing entertainment piece that the whole family can enjoy and appreciate. It’s upbeat approach to its story and its quick delivery mark it as great entertainment that should be in every family’s home video entertainment collection as it has re-watch value for many years to come. Great work for Director Chris Columbus (Adventures in Babysitting, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone). Chris Columbus’ amazing versatility as a director and un-erring targeting of great stories makes him a director to watch.

Storyline

In a Christmas rush to get to the airport, a large family accidentally leaves one of their family members home alone.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Chris Columbus for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Tarquin Gotch, Mark Levinson, and Scott M. Rosenfelt for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), Harry (Joe Pesci), Marv (Daniel Stern), Peter (John Heard), Marley (Roberts Blossom), Kate (Catherine O’Hara), Linnie (Angela Goethals), Buzz (Devin Ratray), Uncle Frank (Gerry Bamman), Megan (Hillary Wolf), and Gus Polinski (John Candy).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Wonderful film for everyone.

Ben Meyers

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