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Is there anyone left in the world that hasn’t seen at least 1 film in the Home Alone franchise… multiple times? Doubtful. This year, there’s a new kid on the block—and he is just as resourceful and brave as you’d imagine.
Home Sweet Home Alone is a brand new movie that shares the same premise as the first iconic Home Alone. Around Christmas, a young boy is left behind by his family and has to fend for himself against 2 robbers. Hilarious hijinks ensue.
The holiday film premieres on streaming services in Canada on Friday November 12, 2021.
Home Sweet Home Alone will be available to stream exclusively on Disney Plus as part of the platform’s Disney Plus Day line-up. Besides the holiday movie, subscribers will also be able to watch titles like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Jungle Cruise, Olaf Presents, Dopesick and more.
Disney Plus doesn’t offer a free trial at the moment, but there are no strings attached. You can sign up and then cancel your subscription anytime. Subscriptions cost $11.99 a month or $119.99 annually, but right now you can get a 1 month for just $1.99 before 14 November.
The service comes with a vast library of TV shows and movies, including titles from subsidiaries like Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic. A lot of the content is family-friendly, but you can stream shows and movies intended for a more adult audience under the service’s Star channel.
Other highlights on Disney Plus include Cruella, Black Widow, Only Murders in the Building, Free Guy, WandaVision and more.
If you’ve somehow tuned out of the Home Alone franchise after the first 2 (excellent) movies, you might be surprised to find out that Home Sweet Home Alone is the sixth entry in the film series. Yet, judging by the trailer, it’s basically just the first Home Alone… but British?
The premise, at least, is identical. Max Mercer is a mischievous boy who is left behind when his family travels to Japan for the holidays. Because they take 2 flights and no one notices he isn’t among the rest of the clan? Logic doesn’t really have a place in this franchise and apparently, advancements in technology don’t help the parents figure out their mistake sooner. But we digress.
Initially, the young boy revels in his newfound freedom. However, 2 robbers (a married couple this time) target his house, attempting to steal a priceless heirloom. As a result, Max decides to protect his territory from the trespassers by setting up ingenious traps and using household items to wreak havoc. Violence follows.
Hey y’all. Just a heads up since I’ve been getting this question a lot today:
I am NOT in the new Home Alone reboot.
I wish all involved the best of luck though.
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) October 13, 2021
Macaulay Culkin, who starred as Kevin McCallister in the first 2 movies, confirmed that he won’t appear in Home Sweet Home Alone. The lead role will be played by Archie Yates, whom you might know from Jojo Rabbit. Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) will portray the robbers. The cast also includes Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Tim Simons, Pete Holmes, Ally Maki and Chris Parnell.
Besides the plot, there is another connection to the original movies: Devin Ratray, who played Kevin’s older brother, will reprise his role as Buzz. He’s now a police officer. We’re sure that he’ll sort out the mess in no time.
Archie Yates was excellent in Jojo Rabbit, while Kemper and Delaney both have solid track records of being funny on camera. Consequently, Home Sweet Home Alone might be worth a look for the cast alone. Plus, it’s always possible that the trailer left out crucial information which differentiates this reboot from the original. You’ll need to give it a stream and find out.
Want to learn more about what’s on Disney Plus? Check our list of Disney Plus shows and Disney Plus movies on offer. Or check out our Disney Plus release schedule and see what’s planned up to 2023.
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