Name: Home Alone
Running Time (minutes): 103
Description: It is Christmas Time and the McAllister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But, the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family were in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents’ bed and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about 2 burglars, Harry and Marv about to rob his house on Christmas eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice.
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Finally managed to watch this one after five years of peer pressure on 23 December and it was well worth the wait. Fun movie, if a little sentimental sometimes.
And what a lovely score! I must say that, after having listened to Zimmer’s Batman trilogy, this score was THE perfect ‘antidote’. Finally an orchestra that was actually DOING something! The ‘Somewhere in my Memory’ orchestral versions made me shiver all over. Absolutely stunning. I’m officially in Christmas mode now.