Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Home Alone

Wow, another John Hughes movie? Yeesh. I didn’t even realize that until I started writing this. Like a lot of other movies on this list, it’s funny, relatable and heart-warming. I would go on but I would essentially be saying the same thing that I said for all the other movies. The only difference is that this one has Macauly Culkin, who started as an adorable little kid who grew up into… You know what? That’s a tale for another time. Though I suppose that this movie could have worked just fine if they decided to do it without having it be Christmas themed. I’m guessing they just thought “What the heck? Let’s add some red and green”  And that is what really added to the heart element of this movie. This is also Culkin’s best performance. Sure he became prostituted for being a marketable little kid, but the emotions he shows in this movie are entirely genuine and believable. Also, I can’t deny a movie with Joe Pesci. He’s like a yappy Chihuahua that is NOT annoying. Maybe it’s the fact that while he’s short you still know that he can kick your ass. Don’t believe me? Watch Goodfellas and Casino, you’ll see what I mean.

Again, I would like to say more about this movie, but I would essentially be repeating what I had said about Christmas Vacation and Christmas Story. The only thing that sets this apart is that it can work both as a Christmas movie and as just a regular family comedy.

Final Grade: B
Yours truly,

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