Director: Chris Columbus
Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is the trouble maker of the family. The night before his immediate family (and aunt and uncle’s family) leave for France, he causes trouble and is sent off. He wishes that his family would just disappear. However, overnight, they lost their power and made them all oversleep and rush out to catch the plane. In the midst of all the frenzy, Kevin gets left behind. He wakes up to find that everyone is gone and he has the whole house to himself. At first, it all seems to be good until he realizes that there are two men, Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) are planning to rob his house. He takes it into his own hands to protect his house and catch these two robbers. Meanwhile, his parents, Kate (Catherine O’Hara) and Peter McCallister (John Heard) try to find a way to get back home to their 8 years old son during the Christmas airport rush.
I was only 4 years old when this movie came out and part of me always was fascinated how Kevin would think. Maybe its because when I was a little girl I was always really shy and scared of a lot of things so this movie appealed to my inner rebel. The daring things that he does and how quick his mind adapts to the situation around young Kevin is what makes me happy and cheer him on. All kids have grudges against their parents here and there but to be alone and to learn that you can protect your home is also something all kids want to do. To be brave enough to stand for what is yours. He does it against to silly robbers who tries to get him but falls for his traps and tricks over and over again. Its just a fun and comical flick that makes you want to cheer on Kevin over and over again.
I love this movie to bits and I’m super glad that I managed to pick up both this one and the sequel during Black Friday.
Later today, I’ll be posting up my review of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York!