HE’S UP PAST HIS BEDTIME IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS.
Kevin’s (Macaulay Culkin) family is ready for another vacation, but this time he gets lost in New York and runs into some familiar burglars… If I were a member of this family I’d think we were stuck in Groundhog Day; this is virtually a remake of the first film. Everything is more contrived and over-the-top, but so help me God I still can’t help laughing at Daniel Stern getting not one but many bricks in the head. He and Joe Pesci do a great job, Tim Curry likewise as the unctuous concierge. The film is nevertheless too long and too saccharine.
1992-U.S. 120 min. Color. Produced by John Hughes. Directed by Chris Columbus. Cast: Macaulay Culkin (Kevin McCallister), Joe Pesci (Harry), Daniel Stern (Marv), Catherine O’Hara, John Heard, Tim Curry… Rob Schneider, Kieran Culkin. Cameo: Donald Trump.
Trivia: Followed by Home Alone 3 (1997).