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To feel really sorry for Kevin in home alone?

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Pugmomma Tue 20-Dec-16 23:04:35

I mean seriously how could his own parents 'forget' him???

ProudBadMum Tue 20-Dec-16 23:06:19

If I had that many kids in one house I think only forgetting one would be amazing grin

BrianCoxWithBellsOn Tue 20-Dec-16 23:07:39


I always think that.

Don't forget, they then forget him a second time.

Pure neglect.

SaltMarshPirate Tue 20-Dec-16 23:07:51

Oh, you are right. We love it, but for the love of God!

SalemSaberhagen Tue 20-Dec-16 23:09:12

It annoys me that he is blamed for getting pissed off that Buzz eats all of his pizza and then says he will sick it up.

Does anyone notice that when his dad cleans up the spilt Coke he accidentally throws one of the passports and ticket into the bin? It explains why the headcount always tallies with the amount of tickets!

bowchikkawowwow Tue 20-Dec-16 23:09:35

Yeah it's bad, but without those neglectful parents we wouldn't have the brilliant film home alone grin

icebearforpresident Tue 20-Dec-16 23:09:44

Dh and i have this argument every year. He says Home Alome is a christmas film about family,i say it's not a christmas film it's a film about really shit incompetant parents with John Candy thrown in for comedy value.

icebearforpresident Tue 20-Dec-16 23:10:50

Still love it though

TheWitTank Tue 20-Dec-16 23:10:57

I always feel sorry for him at the beginning when he doesn't get any pizza. He is only little and hasn't had any dinner but gets shouted at. His Uncle is a fucking arsehole and wouldn't be welcome in my house if he spoke to my son like that. Love the film though!

QueenArseClangers Tue 20-Dec-16 23:11:05

I hate the way his uncle speaks to him and the fact that his supposed loving parents stand idly by whilst he's verbally abused by him and his older brother too.

Apparently, in an earlier version of the script his uncle was supposed to be the one who planned the burglary and wanted to kill Kevin!

MargaretCabbage Tue 20-Dec-16 23:11:49

I just watched it for the first time since being a parent and I felt so sorry for him. If anyone called my DS a jerk I'd be really angry!

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 20-Dec-16 23:11:53

He's an annoying child. I'm not surprised they subconsciously chose to forget him.

QueenArseClangers Tue 20-Dec-16 23:11:55

Snap TheWit!

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Tue 20-Dec-16 23:12:38

Oh, I don't know...I forgot my baby at school once. Actually drove off and didn't realise until I had arrived at my destination and tried to get her out of the car.

In HA the parents relied on people to do headcounts. I'm forever doing that to check that I've got my group, whether it's family or school trip etc. The difference being that I do the headcount myself.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Tue 20-Dec-16 23:13:46

Actually, it's the crooks I feel sorry for!

MsJamieFraser Tue 20-Dec-16 23:14:03

Sorry has to be said....

It's not real folks grin

BarbarianMum Tue 20-Dec-16 23:14:31

YANBU I showed it to my kids last Christmas and they found the way his family mistreated and then forgot him really upsetting. Ds2 is still really indignant about it a year later.

TapDancingPimp Tue 20-Dec-16 23:15:28

The inaccuracies annoy me but as pp said it'd be a pretty boring film if it were realistic grin.

For example there's not a chance in hell he'd have got the house repaired/cleaned to those standards following the burglary, I mean his mum arrives home first thing the following morning!

TheWitTank Tue 20-Dec-16 23:40:43

grin I know it's not real but I do quite enjoy picking holes in film plots and getting irritated about inaccuracies and so on! grin

Pugmomma Tue 20-Dec-16 23:46:37

I've never watched it before. I'm watching lost in New York now. But from the comments here and the speech on screen it's obv happened before!! I mean how could you do that to your own kids? It's disgraceful

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 20-Dec-16 23:51:16

'But from the comments here and the speech on screen it's obv happened before!!'

Well yeah, hence the whole Home Alone element. It's kind of the point of the franchise.

Ahickiefromkinickie Tue 20-Dec-16 23:54:52

I went to a quote-along showing of Home Alone with DH in a Leicester Square cinema.

DH and I were pretty much the only ones quoting along. hmm

Got some strange looks from other people, realised afterwards most were tourists.

Put me off sing-along The Sound of Music!

Solina Wed 21-Dec-16 00:08:27

I was watching it on Sunday with DP and for the first time started to wonder few things (last seen it as a child)

- How could you forget your son? Also I imagine you would notice at the airport or even on the plane!

- How do they afford such a big big house and a big holiday for so many people. Are Kevins parents super rich? The uncle doesnt seem to be what with stealing stuff from the plane...

- Why would they go on holiday with such a horrible man like the uncle? He treats Kevin so badly and doesnt seem bothered that he is home alone.

- Why are they all blaming Kevin when his brother ate the pizza and all the cousins were super mean to him.

- Why do they have all those cardboard cut outs and mannequins?

The list could go on! Still like the films.

CherryChasingDotMuncher Wed 21-Dec-16 00:11:27

I find it very hard these days to watch without thinking what shit parents they are all round really.

If my DB or BIL called my 8yo a "little jerk" because he accidentally spilled some Coke, well there'd be hell to pay (and a very ranty AIBU on MN grin). Instead they join in the glaring and pop him in the fucking attic knowing fine well he is scared. And when she tells him to ask Santa for a new family. Twat envygrin

CherryChasingDotMuncher Wed 21-Dec-16 00:13:35

Also at the beginning of the film he says he's shooed out the living room because he's too young to watch what the other kids are watching. And his mum agrees - isn't it Basic Parenting 101 that at family gatherings what's on the TV is suitable for all ages?

I may be over-invested in this fictional family

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