Film
HOME ALONE
, Dir.
HOME ALONE

John Hughes was known for writing films with empowered young people, so it should be no surprise that HOME ALONE is every kid's dream (and every parent's nightmare). Playfully treading the line between bratty and endearing, Macaulay Culkin is Kevin, who must defend his home against burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) after his family accidentally leaves for vacation without him. This film enthusiastically rises to the heights of comedy, both physically (pain has never been this fun to watch) and verbally (every line of the script is quoteable, from "Kevin, you're such a disease" to "Buzz, your girlfriend, WOOF!"). A modern day Christmas classic, HOME ALONE is the cinematic equivalent of a family holiday meal-- comforting, absurdly entertaining and a little bit crazy. (Sarah Pitre)

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