The McCallister family are off for a Christmas in France.
But they forgot one thing….
Kevin is 8 years old and home alone. It’s not such a big deal…except a pair of house burgulars are planning on hitting the neighbourhood. And they really want the McCallister house. What’s one little boy going to do to stop them?
But they haven’t met Kevin.
In My Opinion…
It’s an old family Christmas favourite, still good, even after all these years, for a laugh. It’s entertaining and good for a family evening of chuckles. And it lets us in on that strange thought of being Home Alone.
Eight-year-old Kevin is undoubtedly the baby of his family. With the reletives over, the hype of Christmas, and the stress of packing up for a vacation in another country, Kevin ends up the annoying “family baby”. Disgusted by his family, he makes the dreaded wish: I wish I didn’t have a family. The next morning, he is all alone.
There’s hardly a dull moment in the movie, the characters are a laugh all the way, and the badies couldn’t get any dumber. There is, of course, the dash of “Hollywood unrealism” — like the house (including wallpaper and furniture) being a dashing red and green. The movie itself is very dated. It lacks the easy flowing dialouge and scenes that films have today. But, if you don’t mind the “old stuff”, this is certainly a movie to watch.