Home Sweet Home Alone
Home Sweet Home Alone: Directed by Dan Mazer. With Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Archie Yates, Aisling Bea. A married couple tries to steal back a valuable heirloom from a troublesome kid.
This is the 5th or 6th film in the franchise and while I think they’ve beaten the dead horse into a fine dust, this isn’t a bad film, and now I’m wondering what it would look like if Disney just had a new version of the movie out every couple years with an completely different cast, difference creative team, and different set of circumstances. This time around there’s no real ‘bad guy’ in the film, not like the last 4 or 5, just a Hollywood misunderstanding about a quarter million dollar doll and some real stupid people doing hilariously stupid things. There’s some gratuitously bad scenes, a pretty good cameo, and enough wink and and nods to the fact that this is happening YET AGAIN that it feels just fresh enough to warrant giving it the chance that it deserves.