Is ‘Home Alone’ a Right-Wing Masterpiece?
Welcome to the first installment of “Movies Keith and Sarah Have Never Seen. (Until Now).” Keith Harris lives in Minneapolis and was, until very recently, the music editor for Minneapolis’ City Pages (RIP.) Sarah Miller is a writer and lives in Northern California.
Through years of correspondence on Twitter, both publicly and in DMs, Keith and Sarah slowly realized there were all these movies most people have seen that they had never seen, movies like The Shawshank Redemption, Beaches, Baby Boom, Ghost. etc. They thought, “Hey, we should watch these movies and discuss.”
To start, neither Keith nor Sarah has ever seen the 1990 film Home Alone — until now!
Here’s what we know: Home Alone is one of the top-grossing films of all time and the top-grossing family comedy of all time. It was produced by John Hughes, director of teen classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Sixteen Candles, and directed by Christopher Columbus, whose first movie was Adventures in Babysitting, which Keith and Sarah have also never seen.
It stars Macaulay Culkin, and guest stars Joe Pesci, Catherine O’Hara, John Heard, John Candy, and Kieran Culkin, as well as some other people that don’t seem to have made significant, at least not public, contributions to the performing arts after Home Alone.
TAKE IT AWAY KEITH AND SARAH
Sarah: I give this movie two stars out of ten, one for having a beginning, middle and an end, and one for just “being a movie.”
Keith: It delivered on its title. That kid was definitely “home alone.”
Sarah: I read in the little extra text on Amazon that Chris Columbus still has that sled in his office. I found this very upsetting.
Keith: I want to steal the sled.
Sarah: That’s a great idea.
Keith: “How can I begin work on Christmas Chronicles 3 without my sled?”
Sarah: Yesterday you asked me what my favorite part was and I said, “Can I get back to you?”