Home Alone (1990)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1990.  Hughes Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by John Hughes.  Music by . Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

The blockbuster that kept whole families in movie theatres for an entire holiday season.  became one of the biggest child stars in history when this film took the box office by storm, playing a young member of a large New England family who are all planning on spending their Christmas holidays in Paris. When a mix-up has Culkin get left behind alone in their large suburban house after the family leaves, he finds himself free to enjoy the pleasures of independent living. Unfortunately, there’s trouble in store when two thieves (, Joe Pesci) show up to rob the place thinking the house is empty.   is a delight as Culkin’s mother in this totally enjoyable comedy that will entertain all ages.

Academy Award Nominations:  Best Original Score; Best Original Song (“Somewhere In My Memory”)

Golden Globe Award Nominations:  Best Picture-Musical/Comedy; Best Actor (Macaulay Culkin)

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