9.4.14

H: Home Alone *90's Pop Culture Favorites* #AtoZchallenge

Can you just hear him screaming? I recently learned that the scream was only supposed to be in the movie once, but Macaulay had two such really great takes that the director decided to get it in there twice. 

Home Alone (1990) is a classic and I'm sure I'll be popping it into...whatever it is we'll be popping movies into in the future...for many, many decades to come. 

It was funny to go from watching it before being a parent, when I didn't really think about the panic the mother must've felt, to having babies, when I thought "What kind of a mother would forget her kid at home?", to the kids getting older and life getting crazy busy and me thinking, "Oh yeah, I can totally see me doing that."

Actually, it sorta happened at my son's 8th grade graduation two years ago. I, my husband, and my parents hopped out of the car happily chatting and walking toward the school when we heard a muffled shout coming from the back of my parents' SUV...we forgot to open the hatch to let my daughter out...whoops.


12 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You forgot to let your daughter out? That's funny. Does she still give you grief about that?

Cathrina Constantine said...

Thanks for the chuckle. Love Home Alone a yearly must see. With 5 kids we've had a few funny mishaps like that...

Liz Blocker said...

LOL! I love your evolution of thought about this - I can totally see that! This movie was on TV recently (probably right around Christmas), and I watched some for the first time in years. And you know what? It's still a LOT of fun :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

HOME ALONE is my yearly Christmas movie plus its sequel. Mothers are overwhelmed so often in ways non-parents cannot understand, right?

Kyra Lennon said...

Haven't seen this in years - I love it, though!

Carrie-Anne said...

I recently saw a hilarious treatment of Home Alone from Honest Movie Trailers. It's amazing how dark this movie actually is beyond the seemingly heartwarming surface.

Chrys Fey said...

Home Alone is a classic! I still love it to this day. Especially the New York one. :)

Maurice Mitchell said...

I think all parents have a home alone moment but few leave their kids on vacation thankfully. Fun post Nicki.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It's probably a good thing I wasn't a parent then.

Huntress said...

The spider scream makes me laugh every time.

Janie Junebug said...

That movie makes me a little sad. The members of that family are so mean to each other.

Love,
Janie

Suze said...

'I'm sure I'll be popping it into...whatever it is we'll be popping movies into in the future...for many, many decades to come.'

:)

Nice fun fact with the screams.

I watched this movie on a date with my 'favorite' boyfriend in HS. You know, the one you crushed on the hardest and always felt an extra layer of giddiness that he was 'yours.'