Home Alone 2: Lost In New York parents guide

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York Parent Guide

A critic should never quote another critic, but I can't replace Roger Ebert's comment: "Cartoon violence is only funny in the cartoons."

Overall D

Another John Hughes "epic" where Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is once again left behind by two of the most inept parents in the world as they leave on their Florida vacation.

Release date November 20, 1992

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

Why is Home Alone 2: Lost In New York rated PG? The MPAA rated Home Alone 2: Lost In New York PG for comic action and mild language

Run Time: 120 minutes

Parent Movie Review

Another John Hughes "epic" where Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is once again left behind by two of the most inept parents in the world as they leave on their Florida vacation. As mom and dad rush to get on the plane, the nice lady from American Airlines (a company who has the gall to openly sponsor this movie) tells them she will ensure that all their family members will be on the plane. With Florida beaches on their minds, the parents are dumb enough to believe her, and Kevin winds up on a flight to New York (with even more inept American Airlines staff.)

If you have seen the first Home Alone (and if you didn't, you are one of very few that were spared), I can assure you that this movie continues the tradition of sadistic humour and child abuse. But in fine John Hughes style, he once again puts another heart swelling story into the plot, hoping you can justify this movie as being really not that bad of a film.

Kevin's parents need to be arrested. They show (especially the father) no love or attachment to this child at all. They are so wrapped up in their huge home (how do people this stupid get so rich?) and their vacations, that they, along with their wisecracking relatives, really have no need for children. Even with the heart tugging scene set at the foot of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, you really have to wonder what these people are doing with children.

A critic should never quote another critic, but I can't replace Roger Ebert's comment: "Cartoon violence is only funny in the cartoons." Watching Harry and Marv, the two stupid crooks from the first movie, get pelted with bricks, electrocuted, blown up, set on fire, etc... (the list is endless) -- is just nothing to laugh about. And what I cannot believe is how many people in this country will still set their kids in front of this film, thinking they will laugh it off and not retain a thing.

Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. Running time: 120 minutes. Theatrical release November 20, 1992. Updated

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Home Alone 2: Lost In New York movie is October 6, 2009. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Release Date: 6 October 2015
20th Century Fox releases Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in Blu-ray with the following extras:
- Trailers

Note: On October 6, 2015, 20th Century Fox is releasing the Home Alone: 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.

October 6, 2009: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York releases on Blu-ray disc in a widescreen presentation with audio tracks in 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (English),  Dolby Surround (English and French) and Stereo (Spanish). Subtitles are available in English, French and Spanish.

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Other movies in this franchise are Home Alone and Home Alone 3.