Home Alone 1990 PG CC

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When little Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind when his family dashes off on a Christmas trip, he is left to defend his family's home from two bumbling burglars until the relatives return.

Starring:
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci
Runtime:
1 hour 43 minutes

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Home Alone

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Home Alone (Family Fun Edition) [Blu-ray]

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Genres Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Chris Columbus
Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci
Supporting actors Daniel Stern, John Heard, Roberts Blossom, Catherine O'Hara, Angela Goethals, Devin Ratray, Gerry Bamman, Hillary Wolf, John Candy, Larry Hankin, Michael C. Maronna, Kristin Minter, Diana Rein, Jedidiah Cohen, Kieran Culkin, Senta Moses, Anna Slotky, Terrie Snell
Studio Fox
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

It still has me laughing every time I watch it.
Deanna Baker
I know it sounds a little mean but I also like watching these movies before Macaulay Culkin's sad decline from the movies and what he's done with his life.
Rich(Anime&Games Will Always Prevail!)
Very funny movie with some great old time humor.
theking

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162 of 176 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Minge on October 16, 2007
Format: DVD
On November 21st, 2006, 20th Century Fox released Home Alone - Family Fun Edition. This DVD edition is the long awaited special edition to one of cinemas most adored Christmas films. This edition offers a hefty amount of extra goodies...such as over 30 minutes of deleted scenes, on the set featurettes, new interviews, and a brand new commentary track featuring director Chris Columbus & Macaulay Culkin. I have to say unlike most commentary tracks, this one is actully very informative and very fun. Macaulay and Chris seem to have so much fun watching the film. This edition like the first one is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. I read somewhere that the video and audio is updated too, I cannot confirm if it is or not but I read that. If you own the previous edition of this film, it is definately worth your money to update to this. The special features alone warrant a double dip. Also for the hold outs not wanting to buy the film til it got a special edition, well here it is. I would recommend this edition to anyone wanting to own this classic film on DVD.
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63 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Jimmy Lee on September 1, 2006
Format: DVD
Finally Fox studios came to their senses to re-release a childhood classic. Now this re-release does have a substanial amount of bonus features including 4 behind the scenes feature, deleted scenes, 3 trailers, and some trivia games but the icing on the cake is the Christopher Columbus and Macaulay Culkin Commentary. Its good to know that Macaulay Culkin being the highest paid child star back then in the early 90's and still to this date, he is humble enough to go back to his childhood memories. Deff worth the upgrade if you own the previous release..a true classic...
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55 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Samhot on February 8, 2005
Format: DVD
This movie was a favorite amongst many when it first came out in 1990, and more than a decade later, this movie *still* remains a classic, and will continue to be a classic for many more years to come.

The story is simple, really: young Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is the underdog of the family; always getting picked on by his older siblings, and feeling like an outcast. One day, he gets into it with his older brother, and Kevin ends up being punished. During his punishment, he wishes that he could spend a christmas by himself without any of his family members. Wouldn't you know it - due to his family's carelessness, they accidently leave Kevin home on their way to the airport (to fly to Paris for Christmas vacation.)

And from there, the fun begins. While Kevin is home by himself, two bumbling, nincompoop burglars (played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) known as the "Wet Bandits," set their sites on Kevin's house. When Kevin figures this out, he sets the house up with all sorts of tricks and traps, to out-maneuver these two clowns. And it's *hilarious* (listening to Daniel Stern's agonized wails -- as if he were castrated -- leaves me gasping for breath!) Anytime I watch this movie, these scenes in general have a way of bringing out the devilishly-maniacal, mischievous kid in me (and no doubt, many other viewers as well.) Of course, the movie isn't all about brash, goofy slapstick; there are some moving moments scattered throughout the film (particularly when Kevin befriends an old man - who is feared throughout the neighborhood - who teaches Kevin a few things about life, as well as receiving a little bit of advice from young Kevin along the way.
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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful By IJustDiedAlive on March 29, 2007
Format: DVD
The first edition of this dvd was ok but lacked in the special features area and dvd quality. Thankfully the Family Fun edition has been released and the quality is excellent. This new edition has 5.1 sound and the picture quality is so much more crisper. This dvd is loaded with special features. It's hard to believe that Home Alone came out more than 16 years ago and has stood the test of time and is destined to be a holiday classic. Great fun movie...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Martin on May 24, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Remember the first time you laughed your head off the first time you saw a little boy scream from the burn off aftershave in the morning? Or when you heard the clank of paint cans hitting the heads of two rotten villains? Relive all those wonderful moments in this hilarious gift set! From Kevin's offensive on two house burglars to his dastard adventures through the Big Apple, you won't want to miss this collection of over-the-top, slapstick humor. These tapes make great gifts for the kiddies, or any nostalgic fan. I recommend this five-star collection for anyone wanting a good time watching a set of genuinely fun movies.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By :::DIGITAL BABE::: on December 17, 2008
Format: Blu-ray
This is a review of the Blu-Ray disc. Since Amazon does not specifically provide rating stars for PQ and AQ, I am writing this at the top, as some of the reviews here, were ported over from the SD.

PQ-3/5-sad to say, Fox has skimped again. There is significant noise and grain in this film, and the picture is murky. The film was tested on an upper end 42" Plasma and BD30K player. I've seen older movies look better than this. The sound was a 4/5. The poor quality of the transfer merits a rent, not a buy.

The film itself was clever given Kevin's ingenious use of toys and every-day household items to overcome the burglars. It's also endearing, as he is only 8, and already "grown up" in many ways (grocery shopping, discussion with older man in church, and his interactions with his family). I felt the first 3/4 of the movie was not very engaging, or particularly funny, unfortunately. The last 15 minutes were the most entertaining, and the arrival of the rest of the family were heartfelt. Overall a nice holiday themed movie, but nothing outstanding here.
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