John Hughes and Chris Columbus repeat their best-selling formula from the first Home Alone film with this sequel. Once again Kevin McCallister's (Macaulay Culkin) family leave him behind, only now he gets on a flight to New York instead of going with his family to Miami. Kevin manages to hail a cab and is delivered to the doorsteps of the Plaza Hotel, where, using his father's credit card, he rents out a suite and has the time of his life -- although a smarmy hotel clerk (Tim Curry) and bellboy (Rob Schneider) eye him with suspicion. But ingenious Kevin keeps them at bay, using the same tomfoolery he applied to his uncle in the first picture. He takes time out from his consumer debauch to chat with a friendly old toy-store magnate (Eddie Bracken) and pontificate to a homeless Pigeon Lady (Brenda Fricker) on the meaning of Christmas. But then he runs into his old enemies Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern).When he finds out that they plan on robbing the old man's toy store on Christmas Eve, he mans the battle stations once again, complete with electric prods, flames of fire, and sundry blunt instruments.~Paul Brenner
When my nephew was given Home Alone 1 when he was 8. On Christmas Day the family would be there and family movies would be shown this has been a tradition for10 years. He was so exiled to get Home Alone in New York that when I saw him recently he told me those were his favorite movies.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
Can't wait to watch this one during Christmas season! If it is anything like the first one we will get tons of laughs and entertainment. Best Buy delivered the movie on time and when promised.
This is a holiday classic that can be enjoyed again and again. While not as good as the original for: sincerely heartwarming moments (the ones in this film feel too "copycat" to really give you the same feeling as the original) and originality (it's a sequel, after all)... This film BRINGS it in production value, with its incredible score, locations, casting, and humor. Everything is upped in ante since it's a follow-up, and the laughs come fast and furious throughout thanks to the performances of Pesci, Stern, Curry, O'Hara, and other fantastic and well-known comedians. Highly recommended for year after year of holiday traditions and happiness!