Sunday, December 22, 2013

The 12 Days of Home Alone

On the 10th day of movies we bring you Home Alone. A classic film about a little boy (Macaulay Caulkin) being left at home by accident while his family goes on vacation for Christmas break. Sounds quite joyful. Not only does the kid have to survive being alone but burglars are breaking into houses on his block the same week. 

Now that's actually a great plan, everyone's on vacation so breaking into their homes while they are away and grabbing whatever valuables you can should be quite easy. If not the two burglars weren't so stupid and fantastically played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. The Goodfellas actor brings a bit of charm to his character and you kind of feel a bit bad for Stern's character who seems to not be able to catch a break. But as charming and witty as they are they're still criminals and ones who get outwitted by a child, Caulkin holds his own against the two veteran actors. 

What's makes it Christmassy? 

As outrageous the premise, the movie is really about one thing, that's don't forget your kids at home. No, what the real meaning behind this film is that no matter what, no matter how mad they make you or even if they leave you by yourself, family is the most important thing about the holidays. Spending time with the people you love is the top priority. 

Eli's rating 8/10

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