A married couple tries to steal back a valuable heirloom from a troublesome kid.
Home Sweet Home Alone is a 2021 American family comedy film and the sixth installment in the Home Alone film series. The movie was directed by Dan Mazer and written by Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell. The film stars Archie Yates, Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, and Jojo Rabbit star, the young and talented actor, Archie Yates, in the lead role.
The story revolves around Max Mercer (Archie Yates), a young boy who accidentally gets left behind when his family goes on a holiday trip for Christmas. Max soon finds himself defending his home from a couple of burglars (Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney) who are trying to steal a valuable heirloom from his family.
While the premise of the movie is similar to the original Home Alone movie, Home Sweet Home Alone fails to capture the same charm and magic that made the original such a classic. The film feels like a pale imitation of the original and lacks the same level of humor and heart that made the first movie so special.
One of the biggest issues with the movie is the lack of chemistry between the cast members. The actors do their best with the material they are given, but the script feels lazy and uninspired, and the characters lack depth and development. Archie Yates delivers an earnest performance as Max, but his character lacks the mischievousness and wit that made Macaulay Culkin’s Kevin so lovable in the original movie.
Overall, Home Sweet Home Alone is a forgettable entry in the Home Alone franchise that fails to capture the charm and humor of the original. While it may entertain young children, it’s unlikely to hold the attention of older audiences who grew up with the original movie.