12.24.2014| Sonia Onescu
If you’re between the age of 20-40, you more than likely remember experiencing Home Alone in either of these ways: watching as a kid or passing it onto your own kids to watch for the first time. You see, Home Alone set the precedent for us just as our generation’s Christmas Story did before. It was the movie that consisted of four siblings versus one, young versus old and leaving the independent yet punky Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) to fend for himself against more ice cream then one kid can handle. Who doesn’t remember the gunfire scene with the memorable “keep the change, ya filthy animal” quote, which is basically our generation’s “you’ll shoot your eye out,” and who can forget Kevin’s face after experiencing the sting of aftershave or the dimwitted “Wet Bandit” burglars Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern)? Home Alone has humor, heart and is still as epic as it is timeless to this day thanks to the brilliant John Hughes. No one can truly say they’ve really experienced Christmas without this movie.