Disney+ adds a new Home Alone-based movie, Home Sweet Home Alone, to its holiday streaming lineup.
The most wonderful time of the year is slowly approaching and what better gift than to give us a new iteration of a Christmas classic. The fifth movie of the series will be called Home Sweet Home Alone. It’s already planned to debut on November 12, 2021, exclusively on Disney+. This also marks the celebration of Disney+ Day, which applauds the current work of Disney and future projects.
The film follows a kid named Max Mercer (Archie Yates) who’s always up to no good, but quite cunning. As with the other movies from the series, he’s left home alone while the rest of the family goes to Japan for the Christmas holidays. The two robbers in this movie’s version revolve around a married couple, Pam (Ellie Kemper) and Jeff (Rob Delaney), who want to steal the Mercers’ family heirloom. However, Max will do anything to prevent that from happening. Many new traps and gadgets are seen, such as the pool ball launcher Max fires at Jeff.
One of the biggest surprises of the exciting new flick is the return of Devin Ratray, reprising his role of Buzz McAllister. Buzz returns to his older self, surprisingly, as a police officer. Buzz was known to pick on his younger brother, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), who was the protagonist of the original two Home Alone films. Perhaps, he will help Max in a pinch, or he’ll be fooled by Pam and Jeff—a second trailer may reveal more on his involvement.
Home Sweet Home Alone also stars Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Tim Simons, Pete Holmes, Ally Maki, and Chris Parnell. The film will be directed by Dan Mazer (writer on Da Ali G Show and Who is America?). The screenwriters, Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell (Saturday Night Live) will be at the writing helm, adapting content from the original screenplay by John Hughes.
It’s always interesting to see how they keep evolving this movie series, and it seems like a great, refreshing addition for home entertainment this holiday season. Be sure to catch this chaotic Christmas action in November.