“Home Alone,” everyone’s favorite Christmas classic, turned 25 this year (take a second to feel old, yada yada yada).
Everyone knows the moment when Macaulay Culkin makes this face. And the best part of “Home Alone” is seeing Kevin take on the bad guys all by his 8-year-old self, right?
… Maybe not. As much as Culkin is perfect in the role, I always had a different favorite character in “Home Alone”: Catherine O’Hara playing the mom on an epic journey back to her son. She travels by plane or bus full of polka musicians, willing to do whatever it takes and never giving up no matter what obstacles stand in her way. Her speech in the airport refusing to take “no” for an answer is the film’s most heartwarming, heartbreaking, memorable moment.
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