Directed by: Dan Mazor
Written by: Mikey Day, Streeter Seidell, John Hughes.
Starring: Rob Delaney, Archie Yates, Ellie Kemper, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Timothy Simons, Devin Ratray, Ally Maki, Pete Holmes, Chris Parnell.
The Disney remake, or shall I say, attempted remake from the original Home Alone films, where Max Mercer has been left behind alone, in a big house, whilst his family all traveled to Japan for the holidays.
The film starts off by introducing a married couple holding an open house event with their realtor Gavin (Kenan Thompson), who are looking to sell their home in order to resolve all their problems, but when Max and his mum arrive (as he needs the toilet, so they pretend to be interested in buying the property so Max can go to the toilet), he finds the owners box of dolls and one is worth a lot of money, which then goes missing and the married couple believe Max took it – so they do whatever they can to retrieve it back, even if this means breaking and entering, but unaware Max has been left alone and he is doing whatever it takes to protect himself and his home.
So very much the same as the original films, but with an updated twist towards the modern day we live in today.
This film also features an original character – Buzz McCallister.. which shows Disney were trying their hardest to make this film a hit.
Despite the reviews and the way Disney worked too hard to remake this film, I did, surprisingly, enjoy this film – there are bits that aren’t so funny, but there were bits that had me in tears of laughter.
If you have not seen this film yet, it is available on Disney+ Free to stream now, it is surprisingly good – not fantastic, but it is good! I enjoyed it, however I cannot give this film a higher rating than I have because of the problem with Disney trying hard to make this like the original – with the booby-traps and playful attacks on the intruders!
I rate this film 3.5 stars