This funny family movie is great to watch during the Christmas season or anytime. The family of Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) leaves for France for a Christmas vacation and accidentally forgets him.
The eight year old who everyone thinks is helpless defends his home against bungling burglars by outsmarting them with inventive booby traps. Culkin is endearing as Kevin, and Joe Pesci is great as one of the burglars. The late John Candy makes an appearance as the Polka King of the Midwest. Sequels were made but are not as good as the original.
Some local trivia: the nativity set used in the film is currently owned by Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Darien, Illinois, and is displayed at Christmastime. Another piece of trivia: the house in Winnetka where the movie was filmed is now for sale.
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