Home Alone parents guide

Home Alone

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Overall C

When the McCallister family heads to France for a Christmas vacation, they accidentally leave their son (Macaulay Culkin) behind. So what does an 8-year-old do when he discovers he's home alone?

Violence C
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B-
Substance Use A-

Why is Home Alone rated PG? The MPAA rated Home Alone PG

Run Time: 103 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Home Alone rated PG? Home Alone is rated PG by the MPAA

Family members (including adults and children) call each other derogatory names and treat one another unkindly and neglectfully. A parent argues with a child and punishes him by sending him to bed early in an isolated bedroom. A pet tarantula escapes and scares various characters. A vehicle is driven recklessly. Burglary is depicted with houses break-ins and intentional property damage. Adults swipe property from an airline meal. A child’s imagination causes him to be frightened and make poor choices. Police officers are depicted as inept and dishonest. A child watches a movie where characters swear and a man is shot with a machine gun. A character engages in silly stunts, like sledding down a set of stairs, or using a homemade zip-line. A character turns various household items (paint cans, flat iron, Christmas ordainments) into weapons, as well as using a BB gun and firecrackers. Characters are hit, burned, tripped and injured. Adult characters verbally threaten a child with harm and death. A corpse is mentioned along with the mental distress of child left unattended in a funeral home.

Sexual Content:
Bed-wetting is discussed. A pornographic magazine is shown (no nudity seen) and naked women are mentioned. . A freshly bathed boy is seen with a towel wrapped around his waist.

Frequent name-calling includes insults and slang terms. Mild and moderate profanity is used infrequently.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
A man dressed as Santa smokes a cigarette. Drinking is implied in a party scene.

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Home Alone
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba G
Ontario PG
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
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News About "Home Alone"

Cast and Crew

Home Alone is directed by Chris Columbus and stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Home Alone movie is October 6, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Home Alone: 25 Anniversary Edition
Release Date: 6 October 2015
Home Alone releases to home video (Blu-ray) in a 25 Anniversary Edition with the following extras:
- Audio Commentary
- Featurettes
- Deleted Scenes
- Blooper Reel

Home Video Notes: Home Alone: Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Release Date: 6 October 2015
On October 6, 2015 20th Century Fox is also releasing the Home Alone franchise in one Ultimate Collector’s Edition. This package includes:
- Home Alone on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD
- Home Alone 3 on DVD
- Home Alone: Taking Back the House on DVD
- Home Alone: The Holiday Heist on DVD
Also includes more than 2 hours of special features, collectible ornament, fake spider, Battle Plan and Wanted posters all in a limited-edition paint can package.

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This movie spawned two sequels, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York City and Home Alone 3.