Home Sweet Home Alone

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Franchise returns with slapstick violence played for laughs.

PG 2021 93 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 29 reviews

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age 8+

Not the worst remake!

I went into watching this movie knowing that it wouldn’t be able to top the original Home Alone (of course!) However, I was still a little disappointed with some of the aspects of it. I found myself really annoyed with Max, the protagonist, for most of the movie. He was very spoiled and whiny at times, which frustrated me and made it hard for me to watch him “defend” his house from the “burglars.” I understand that this movie isn’t meant to be an exact remake of the original Home Alone, but that just didn’t work that well for me. Since we knew the intention of the “burglars,” it was hard for me to watch them get beat up by the kid. I felt sympathy for them and found myself cringing the more they got beat up. I do have to say that I like the ending of it! It was very sweet and heartwarming. I also enjoyed seeing Devin Ratray’s character, Buzz, from the original Home Alone make an appearance as the cop. Overall, for a remake, it is pretty entertaining! If you want a Christmas movie that is newer to watch and is also family friendly, then this would be a good option.
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age 9+

Just fine but that ending?

Watched with my three children 7-11. The 7 year old had a lot of questions about the practices that were a call back to the first but very irrelevant to his world that’s he’s know for the majority of his remembering life. The 9&11 understood most of the nostalgic jokes. The ending makes no sense what do ever. I’m kind of enraged the mom just let these attempted murders be part of the family.

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