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9 reasons why Home Alone is deadly

You’re what the French call ‘les incompetents’. Ouch.

HOME ALONE IS showing in the Lighthouse Cinema this afternoon (Friday 21 December) at 3.40pm.

It got us thinking about how brilliant it is, and so Christmassy.

Here are nine reasons why it’s so deadly. Please feel free to add your own reasons in the comments section below.

1. The music

You know it’s Christmas when you hear this:


2. The ice-cream

Kevin can eat whatever he wants because there’s nobody there to tell him not to, so he has ice cream for dinner. IT’S THE DREAM !

3. The extreme violence

But it’s okay because it’s in the movies and it’s happening to the bad guys (aka The Wet Bandits)

Exhibit A:


Exhibit B:


4. The John Candy cameo


5. Buzz, your girlfriend, woof!

Did you know that the picture of Buzz’s girlfriend was actually a doctored picture of a girl, because the director Chris Columbus thought it would be too mean to use a real photo?

6. This stinging put down

Les incompetents. Ouch. And she’s SO smug.


7. Old Man Marley

The way he glares and brandishes the snow shovel and drags that bucket around is really creepy, and Buzz tells Kevin that he murdered his whole family and that he turned the dead bodies into mummies using salt (he really just had a row with them).

Then he turns out to be so lovely with a sad story of his own AND he saves the day and is reunited with his family.

8. The McAllisters are SO rich

They live in a huge house, order all that pizza, go to Paris for Christmas and fly first class. Give us a lend!

Nice pile of bricks

9. The sequel

It has Brenda Fricker in it, and New York City, and the Talkboy and Donald Trump. And Kevin’s family have been negligent enough to leave him behind again.


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