Baby’s Day Out (1994)

This baby had a fun time, but I felt like I was stuck in traffic. I remember watching this way back in ’94 and thought it was hilarious. On my revisiting, it wasn’t that funny. It was like a Home Alone clone, but just not as good. The best part of the whole movie was when Joe Mantegna had the only tree in his forest burnt down. Baby Bink was absolutely adorable and Cynthia Nixon and Lara Flynn Boyle were also quite adorable. I’m also a fan of Joe Pantoliano from the Sopranos, he did a pretty good job. I just wish the film wasn’t totally based on dumb physical comedy. It hasn’t aged very well, lets hope the baby did.

67/100

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

I may be alone on this opinion, but I think this is the best Home Alone movie. Now bear with me… I think this is better because it’s the exact same film as the first but it has much funnier scenes. Tim Curry ducking for cover from a Tommy gun firing was gut-busting hilarious. The traps that Macaulay Culkin devised were a lot more painful (they were also in a much creepier house, a la Saw) and the story was just as heartwarming with the nice pigeon-lady with no friends. New York during Christmas brings on the Christmas cheer like no other city as well. Like I said, this movie is almost an exact clone, scene for scene, as the first film. It just takes the good parts a lot further. I’ll still be thankful the first film was made, but I’m glad they used this winning formula to make a very entertaining sequel.

90/100

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Home Alone (1990)

Keep the change, you filthy animal! I love this film. It was awesome when I was little and it’s still awesome today. I always forget this is a Christmas film but man, it’s probably up there with some of my favorite Christmas films. I’ll have to add this to the list of movies to see on the holidays. I love the traps Macaulay Culkin laid out for his would-be pursuers. It reminded me of the Saw movies with how devious they were, and painful. The two robbers (Pesci and Stern) were great, especially Stern with his excellent facial expressions. I forgot John Candy has an appearance in this, it made me sad but he has a sweet and funny cameo. My biggest complaint is that the attack on the robbers was too short, but otherwise this film has a lot of funny and touching moments that makes it an instant classic.

85/100

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