Home Alone (1990)
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.
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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