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Home Alone (1990)
Comedy,Crime,Family
USA / English
"A Family Comedy Without The Family. "
An eight year-old, who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas, has to defend his home against idiotic burglars.
Macaulay Culkin Kevin
Joe Pesci Harry
Daniel Stern Marv
John Heard Peter
Roberts Blossom Marley
Catherine O'Hara Kate
Angela Goethals Linnie
Devin Ratray Buzz
Gerry Bamman Uncle Frank
Hillary Wolf Megan
John Candy Gus Polinski
Larry Hankin Officer Balzak
Michael C. Maronna Jeff
Kristin Minter Heather
Daiana Campeanu Sondra
Director: Chris Columbus
Producer: John Hughes
Writer: John Hughes
That Face Helped Make This A Big Hit
This an absurd storyline. Hollywood loves to show movies in which kids are smarter than adults, for some reason. Also, we are expected to believe a big family can go all the way to the airport and then fly to France before finding out one of their kids was left at home??! I don't think so. I know a lot of big families and this would never-in-a-million years happen.

However, it's just a movie, and it isn't real and you can't take any of it seriously. Thus, the idea is to go along with the wild premise and enjoy the antics that follow....and there are plenty of those!

A share of the credit for the big success of this film should go to God, who made Maccaulay Culkin's face. Without it, I doubt this would have been anywhere near the hit is was, but Culkin's "cuteness" helps makes you root for him and his facial expressions provide a lot of laughs. He turned out to be a fine child actor.

The two guys (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) that play incompetent crooks are funny and some of the humor is clever, although slapstick "rules" in this film.

There are some really nice messages in here, such as "families suck," says the kid. Oh, well, some think this film did, too. I am not a big fan of it, but I did enjoy it along with most other people. I thought the sequel was better, though.

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Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 1
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Movie
Imdb rating: 6.6
Musician: John Williams
Running time: 103 min
Technical
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-19 20:15:4