Mandatory Disclosure

Home Alone – Movie Review

Home Alone is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Chris Columbus and written by John Hughes. It is the first film in the Home Alone franchise, and stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, and Catherine O’Hara. Home Alone follows Kevin McCallister (Culkin) as he defends his home from burglars Harry and Marv (Pesci and Stern) after his family accidentally leaves him behind in Chicago on their vacation to Paris.

.I genuinely enjoy Home Alone because of its unique plot and the character development that takes place especially with Kevin for in the beginning he starts off as a whiny, ungrateful, and a very dependent child an example of this is when he is clueless on how to pack for the trip and when he said that he doesn’t want to see his family he ends up being very smart with his traps and independent as well as grateful to see his family I think this plot is an eye opener for people who are materialistic and it shows the true meaning of Christmas (for this who celebrate it) is family. The humor in this is incredible as well since it’s a holiday movie that gets played about twice a year (when I watch it with my family and when I watch it alone) the jokes never get old. Considering that Macaulay Culkin was around 9 or 10 years old when filming his performance in this is really great for his age so was the rest of the casts. With that being said I give this movie a 4.5 it’s not a four because it’s better than that idk how to explain it but it’s also not a five for me.

There are few things in life that matter more than the moments we make with the people closest to us. Relationships, not the frivolous pursuit of material possessions and wealth that leave you feeling empty, should be the reason for the season. In this world, now more than ever we need to be reminded of what really matters, even for introverts, who need to find a balance between the noise and solitude. Tokens of love and gratitude are fine, but the unconditional love that is bestowed on you means more and is a gift that can’t be bought. That’s why I love Home Alone!

By PranjaliParite
Primary Teacher