Just Me In The House By Myself
December 19, 2015 7:50 AM   Subscribe

 
An entirely convincing narrative and performance.
posted by howfar at 7:58 AM on December 19, 2015


I just realized I'm the same age as Macualay Culkin. I suddenly feel very old.
posted by Fizz at 8:05 AM on December 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


Bravo.
posted by jkaczor at 8:27 AM on December 19, 2015


I've never seen Home Alone. It was a horror/thriller in the tradition of Panic Room or When a Stranger Calls, I take it?
posted by Doktor Zed at 8:35 AM on December 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


Die Hard for kids.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:40 AM on December 19, 2015 [10 favorites]


This was marginally entertaining!
posted by ostranenie at 8:51 AM on December 19, 2015 [3 favorites]


That felt like a late-night, drunken bar conversation come to life.
posted by amanda at 9:07 AM on December 19, 2015 [2 favorites]


Is there a reason that almost all the shots of Culkin talking were chopped up into fragments just a second or two long? Like, does he have some kind of health issue, or was that just a way to get it done in fewer takes, or was it some stylistic reference that I don't get?
posted by gurple at 9:13 AM on December 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


I just realized I have been the same age as Macaulay Culkin for over 75% of my life. I also realized that my slightly nutty brother in law is in fact Kevin McAlister all grown up.
posted by wierdo at 9:44 AM on December 19, 2015


I just realized I have been the same age as Macaulay Culkin for over 75% of my life

I haven't had my coffee yet and I'm very confused by this comment
posted by Hoopo at 9:58 AM on December 19, 2015 [13 favorites]


I have to admit, "Home Alone" being the Joker's origin story is not that bad an idea.
posted by mhoye at 9:59 AM on December 19, 2015


This was neither funny nor thrilling nor entertaining. What is the purpose of films like this? In all seriousness, what makes someone expend time and money on a project like this when, essentially, it's no more satisfying than just saying, "What if, in present day, the kid from Home Alone snapped?" "Huh."
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 10:06 AM on December 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


Hoppo: the poster was born within three months of him.
posted by groda at 10:13 AM on December 19, 2015


That wasn't fun to watch. I can imagine if Macauley Culkin had anything to do with creating the storyline, though---I would not begrudge him feeling bitter about that time in his life, when his dad was managing his career and that little kid was being controlled by an awful and abusive father. Home Alone was great to watch as an audience, but I'm sure Macauley was not a happy kid on set. I don't think he talks to his dad anymore, and hasn't for decades.

I'll cut him lots of slack if he doesn't love the movie he made or anything associated with that time in his life, and if he's trying to show it in this way. I'd like to imagine a happy life for Kevin McCallister personally, but I can do that on my own.

I just realized that in the back of my mind I've always felt a little worried about him ever since seeing those first pictures of him where he was so emaciated. It always stuck with me.
posted by discopolo at 11:20 AM on December 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


I thought it was funny and entertaining. As to why make it - well, I thought it was funny and entertaining, and I bet the ad revenue is a shitload more satisfying than a one time laugh in a bar. Also, some people even enjoy making videos! In conclusion, your favourite band sucks and you'd probably need a TV to enjoy this.
posted by the agents of KAOS at 11:48 AM on December 19, 2015 [8 favorites]


This was neither funny nor thrilling nor entertaining.
Well, humor is personal. To me it's "obviously" darkly hilarious.

This also riffs off a not-new meme that Home Alone is actually a horror film (certainly the premise is actually horrific if taken literally), and if you search for "home alone horror" you'll see persuasive re-cut trailers. Because it revisits the original character and stars the original actor, I suppose one's reaction depends on your feelings about the original movie and Macauley Culkin.
posted by ArmandoAkimbo at 1:59 PM on December 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


It was a horror/thriller in the tradition of Panic Room or When a Stranger Calls, I take it?

Good god no. Home Alone is a family oriented Christmas comedy with lots of slap stick and a few tender feel good moments. Yes..it is technically about a home invasion but think "home invasion thwarted by the "cutest fucking eight year old in the universe" with lots of useful toys, a pet tarantula, and a sense of humor.
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 2:14 PM on December 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


Kevin McAllister: it's not the years, it's the miles.
posted by blue_beetle at 4:34 PM on December 19, 2015


I find this "Home Alone is actually a horror movie!" surprises me because I thought that was the whole point this whole time.
posted by bleep at 6:17 PM on December 20, 2015


Did anybody notice that he referred to his wife as "Anna"? I wonder if that was a reference to Anna Chlumsky, McCaulay Culkin's first screen kiss.
posted by jonp72 at 6:45 PM on December 20, 2015




I assumed it was a sort of My Girl joke about Chlumsky, yes, given his comment about childhood sweetheart. So maybe he's an unquiet spirit here as well.
posted by phearlez at 10:11 AM on December 21, 2015


“Home Alone is a family oriented Christmas comedy with lots of slap stick and a few tender feel good moments. Yes..it is technically about a home invasion but think "home invasion thwarted by the "cutest fucking eight year old in the universe" with lots of useful toys, a pet tarantula, and a sense of humor.”
Those were all serious injuries you're laughing about...

Doctors Diagnose The Injuries In Home Alone
posted by Auz at 12:22 PM on December 22, 2015


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