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The most beloved holiday movie: Home Alone film review.

April 12, 2023
The most beloved holiday movie: Home Alone film review.

How would you react if you were left home alone as a child? In the acclaimed film Home Alone, the main character, Kevin McCallister is portrayed by the talented eight-year-old actor, Macaulay Culkin. Home Alone is a heartwarming comedy that has become a beloved holiday classic over the years. The film tells the story of an eight-year-old boy who finds himself home alone after his family accidentally leaves him behind while they go on a Christmas vacation to Paris. Back when mobile phones were just a gimmick, and the internet was still a military secret. Kevin must fend for himself and protect his home from two bumbling burglars who try to break in.

The movie, produced by John Hughes and released on November 16, 1990, was a box office hit, grossing over $285 million. The film takes place during Christmas in Winnetka, and the chaos of the holiday season is evident in the well-ordered WASP community (the affluent, predominantly white and Protestant residents of the Chicago suburbs). The McCallister family is in a frenzy trying to pack and prepare for their trip, and Kevin is overwhelmed by the commotion. When he wakes up to find his home empty, he must use his wits to survive and protect his home.

The humor in the movie is provided by Pesci, Stern, and Culkin, but it is Catherine O’Hara who steals the show with her portrayal of Kate, Kevin’s mother. Her unwavering commitment to finding her son adds heart to the film and underscores the importance of love and family.

Home Alone has stood the test of time and remains a lighthearted adventure that is sure to leave viewers of all ages with a smile on their faces. Whether you are watching it for the first time or it has become a holiday tradition, this movie is a must-see!

Home Alone is an unforgettable holiday classic that oozes nostalgia. Its originality and timelessness ensure that every holiday season (and not only), we’re reminded of its brilliance. Home Alone may be a Christmas classic, but we are more than happy about E4 broadcasting it again this Sunday. So tune in to watch Home Alone on, this Sunday, April 16 at 20:55 CET for a lovely family time in front of your TV!

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