Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before Christmas Day.
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"With Home Alone, director, Chris Columbus, and producer/writer, John Hughes, combine warmth, physical comedy, and cartoony violence to create a holiday classic that induces giggles, tears, and vicarious cringing. It may lack the melancholic-turned-joyful authenticity of true Christmas greats; but what Home Alone lacks in realness, it makes up for in entertainment value. It is a hilarious and gleeful Christmas confection. Never deep, never heavy, and is never anything but exuberant family-friendly fun. The type of film that elicits peals of giggling from start to finish, Home Alone does not need narrative layers or sophisticated storytelling. It simply and joyfully entertains, and that is what makes it great."
"Great movie for the holidays! Such a childhood movie! "
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