The Rewind Movie Podcast
Home Alone (1990) - Episode 100
When I grow up and get married, I’m living alone! Do you hear me! I’M LIVING ALONE! For our ONE HUNDREDTH(!) episode, this Rewindmas Eve-Eve we invite you to unwrap a booby trap-laden chat about that enduring festive classic of child endangerment and traumatic brain injuries, Chris Columbus’ John Hughes-penned 1990 family comedy Home Alone.
Precocious but troublesome 8-year-old Kevin McCallister, the youngest of a sprawling Chicago clan of jostling siblings and cousins, almost wrecks the family’s travel plans for a Christmas holiday in Paris when, in retaliation on his older brother’s pizza-based bullying, he inadvertently drenches their passports and tickets in milk. Sent to the attic to think about what he’s done, he instead finds himself left behind when the panicked family rush to catch their flight without him the following morning. Initially revelling in his new-found freedom as the man of the house, he soon finds himself under threat from a pair of bungling burglars who are hellbent on breaking into this silver tuna. You know the rest.
The gang share their memories of this Christmas TV schedule perennial, its ongoing appeal, and how the film balances sentimentality, comedy, and concussions. Patrick also does the Joe Pesci swear-grumbling thing and we rank Marv’s screams. Merry Christmas listeners, thanks for sticking with us as we hit our century! We’ll see you in the distant future, 2023, when we will be terrifying human/robot hybrids.
Gali, Devlin, Patrick & Matt xoxo
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