Home Alone

Chris Columbus
Running Time
103 mins

Annoying brat Macaulay Culkin is left at home while his parents fly to Paris for the Christmas holidays. He then has to fend off a pair of burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) by resorting to cartoonish violence and pulling his patented surprised face. That’s it for plot in this slight John Hughes-produced comedy, which mysteriously had punters flocking back in 1990 and spawned a pair of sequels.

For a brief, insane moment, this was the third-highest grossing film of all time, behind Star Wars and ET.

By robin askew, Monday, Jul 17 2017

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