Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)
Jeff and Pam McKenzie are trying to sell their house, but have not told their children, Abby and Chris. Jeff lost his job and Pam's salary is not enough to keep their home. To make matters worse, Jeff's obnoxious and successful brother Hunter, his wife, Mei, and their son Ollie have decided to stay with them for Christmas.
Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)
During an open house, Max Mercer and his mother Carol stop by to use the restroom. Max has a brief exchange with Jeff, during which the latter reveals a box of old dolls, including a malformed one with an upside down face. Carol explains to Jeff that dolls with unusual deformities are rare and worth a lot of money. As Max and Carol return home, the whole family is preparing to leave for Tokyo, Japan, for the holidays, with Carol leaving earlier than the rest. Max, annoyed with the fuss, settles in the garage-parked car to watch cartoons and accidentally falls asleep. Unfortunately, Max's family do not realize that their son was sleeping in the car parked in the garage and left him at home, thinking he was in another vehicle with one of the rest of the members.
Concerned about losing their home, Jeff goes to get the doll only to find it is missing. Believing that Max stole it, he locates the Mercer household the next day only to find the whole family hastily leaving. During the commotion, he overhears the security code and sees where the house key is hidden. Telling Pam about it, they agree to get the doll back at night.
Meanwhile, Max discovers the whole family has left and initially has fun, though he quickly grows bored and misses them. Meanwhile, Jeff and Pam arrive at the Mercer's and get inside. Overhearing them talk about getting an "ugly little boy", Max assumes they are talking about kidnapping and selling him. He attempts to scare them away by calling the police. Officer Buzz McCallister arrives, but Pam diverts him. Max fears if Officer McCallister realizes he is home alone, his parents may get arrested.
Sneaking around the back of the house, Jeff and Pam end up in the neighbor's backyard instead. Max overhears them once again, with Jeff agreeing to arrive dressed as Santa in an effort to fool him. Max responds by boobie-trapping the house to cause difficulty and prevent them from getting close to himself while Jeff and Pam wait for their family to fall asleep on Christmas Eve. The couple fall into Max's traps, during which they discover that Max did not steal the doll, but instead a can of soda. They clear up the misunderstanding, but learn Max is home alone and agree to let him stay with them until his mother returns.
Here, Rob Delaney and Ellie Kemper's robbers are the heart, and also centerpiece, of the movie. It's more their story than it is Archie Yates' Max, whose wealthy family of 20 or so all fly off to Tokyo for Christmas. Delaney and Kemper's Jeff and Pam are just parents in danger of losing their home, unable to afford what they need. Meanwhile, Max is mauling them with expensive LEGO sets and a never-ending supply of food and drink.
One scene sees him telling his passenger, "I had to fend off my house from two psychopath home invaders. I was just a kid. I mean, I still have nightmares about this bald weirdo dude chasing me around, calling me like, 'louse' and s*** like that."
After confessing the truth about why Kenan Thompson (who plays their realtor) has been hanging around so often, the family all wonders what really happened to the priceless doll. It is then that Ollie, Jeff and Pam's nephew who is visiting for the holidays, comes out from the bedroom holding the doll. The youngster throws the doll in the air and everyone dives in slow motion to catch the porcelain figure. In a moment of redemption, Max catches the doll and saves the day. Carol is eventually reunited with Max, and the film ends with a vision of a year later, with Carol and Max having Christmas dinner at Jeff and Pam's home (the one they did not have to sell, due to Max's saving of the valuable doll). As Pam says, "home is just another word for family."
HOME ALONE - Eight year old Kevin MacAllister (Macaulay Culkin) gets lost in the shuffle as his large, upper-middle class suburban family rushes to make a plane that will ferry them off to their Christmas vacation in France; Kevin, having been banished to an attic room as punishment, is subsequently forgotten. At first this is a dream come true, as for the first time in his young life he has no one to answer to but himself, and he takes full advantage of his newfound freedom, eating junk food and watching late-night horror flicks. But when the bumbling Wet Bandits Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) target his house for a robbery, Kevin must step up to defend his home; he sets a maze of booby traps so elaborate that only an eight year old imagination could concoct them. (20TH CENTURY FOX)MACAULAY CULKIN
Jeff and Pam attempt to sneak in through the back of the house, but inadvertently enter the house of an African American family by mistake. While attempting to leave, they fall into a frozen over swimming pool. The commotion draws the attention of Max who has returned home. Max overhears the wet couple plotting to enter the house again, this time with Jeff dressed as Santa Clause. Max sets traps in and around the house while Jeff and Pam wait for their family to fall asleep on Christmas Eve so they can commit their burglary.
"Not your typical kid. Not your typical burglars." 20th Century Studios has debuted a second 60-second promo trailer for Home Sweet Home Alone, the new Home Alone remake. Described as a "reimagining of the beloved holiday film franchise." The first trailer was out last month, and this opens in a few weeks on Disney+. Stay away, this looks bad. A couple tries to steal back a valuable heirloom from a troublesome kid who just so happens to be home alone while his family is away on a trip. Archie Yates (from Jojo Rabbit and on "Wolfboy and the Everything Factory") stars as Max, with a cast including Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Tim Simons, Pete Holmes, Devin Ratray, Ally Maki, and Chris Parnell. This sitll looks as dumb as any movie can, which is a real shame because if they wanted to live up to the original classic, they should've made a film as smart and as clever as the original. Not this.
Max Mercer (Archie Yates) is a 12-year-old boy who is grounded and accidentally left home alone for the holidays when his family goes on a trip to Japan. Now he must work to defend his home from a married couple that arrives there to steal a priceless heirloom. Home Sweet Home Alone is directed by English comedian / screenwriter / filmmaker Dan Mazer, director of the films I Give It a Year, Dirty Grandpa, and The Exchange previously, and the screenwriter on Borat, Bruno, and Office Christmas Party. The screenplay is written by Mikey Day & Streeter Seidell, from a story by Mikey Day & Streeter Seidell and John Hughes; based on the original screenplay by John Hughes. Produced by Hutch Parker and Dan Wilson. 20th Century Studios will debut Home Sweet Home Alone streaming on Disney+ (it's skipping theaters entirely) starting November 12th, 2021 coming soon this fall. So is anyone planning to watch this? Please say no.
In Home Sweet Home Alone, it's Max Mercer (Archie Yates) who's left home alone when his frazzled mother (Aisling Bea) leaves him behind during the family trip to Tokyo. A misunderstanding between Max and impoverished married couple Jeff (Rob Delaney) and Pam McKenzie (Ellie Kemper) leads to holiday heist hijinks when the outwitted trespassers try to retrieve a priceless heirloom inside the Mercer family home.
Along with Max's slapstick booby traps, protecting the Mercer household is a McCallister Security home alarm system. Adult Kevin McCallister is the presumed owner of McCallister Security after his experiences in 1990's Home Alone and 1992's Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Culkin's Kevin McCallister doesn't appear in Home Sweet Home Alone, but the McKenzie couple's first attempt at their bungled burglary brings out Officer Buzz McCallister (Home Alone and Home Alone 2's Devin Ratray). When Officer McCallister receives a second call about a minor accidentally left home alone, Buzz tells dispatch to ignore the "prank call."
Carol recognises it as a Schneider Kinder doll and says they can be valuable, and Jeff makes a joke about not getting that much when he sold his old kids. Overheard by Jeff, Mum and Max argue about going home, and she threatens to leave him behind with his granny when they fly to Tokyo the next day.
What's Christmas without a Home Alone movie? Ever since Macaulay Culkin's Kevin McCallister was first left alone at home during the holiday season, the franchise has provided a ton of laughs for audiences of all ages. And now, Disney has added a sixth movie to the series, Home Sweet Home Alone.
Directed by Dan Mazer and written by Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell, the brand new Christmas comedy flick stars Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Pete Holmes, Ally Maki, and Chris Parnell, with Archie Yates as 10-year-old Max Mercer, the kid who is left home alone. After the rest of his family goes to Tokyo and accidentally leaves him alone at their house, Max has to defend himself against a couple who are trying to steal a priceless heirloom from his family.
On the bright side, considering the continued rise of COVID-19 cases across the globe, it's probably better that you stay at home to watch the film. After all, the last thing anyone wants is to have a Home Alone quarantine (maybe that'll be the next movie?). 041b061a72