Holiday Film Spotlight: Home Alone (1990)
Pretty much every 8 year-old kid at some point wishes that their family would go away, disappear, vanish and leave them to the undoubtedly fun times that they would have if there were no adult supervision or guidance. Kevin McCallister gets that wish, and more than he bargained for in the the 1990 holiday blockbuster ‘Home Alone’ from director Chris Columbus (first 2 ‘Harry Potter’ films) and writer John Hughes (‘Uncle Buck’, ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’).
Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) has his hands full on the night before his whole family goes on a Christmas vacation to Paris. He doesn’t get along with anyone, especially his older brother and his uncle. After getting punished for his rude demeanor Kevin is banished to the attic for the evening, but not before he has some wonderful parting words for his mom about never wanting to see “any of you jerks again”.
When the family accidentally sleeps in and rushes out to make their plane, Kevin is forgotten at home. Kevin then proceeds to fend for himself, which ultimately means defending his home against holiday burglars Joe Pesci & Daniel Stern. Slapstick antics? CHECK.
Just in time for the holidays, we now have a ‘Home Alone’ Sound Quote Collection page up for your enjoyment. It is hard to believe that this film is over 20 years old now, but the love for this film has only gotten better with age.