Home Sweet Home Alone

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

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“Home Sweet Home Alone” is a family comedy film released in 2021. It is the sixth installment in the “Home Alone” film franchise and the first one to be released exclusively on the Disney+ streaming platform. The movie was directed by Dan Mazer and produced by 20th Century Studios.

In “Home Sweet Home Alone,” we follow the story of Max Mercer, a young and resourceful boy who accidentally gets left behind when his family goes on a Christmas vacation. Alone and initially reveling in his newfound freedom, Max soon realizes that two burglars, Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney, are planning to steal a priceless heirloom from his home.

Determined to protect his family’s property and prevent the thieves from stealing the valuable item, Max decides to set up a series of elaborate and hilarious traps to catch the burglars. Along the way, he forms an unexpected alliance with a young girl named Penny, played by Aisling Bea, who has her own reasons for being in Max’s neighborhood.

As the movie unfolds, Max and Penny face off against the bumbling burglars, leading to a series of chaotic and comedic encounters. Throughout the film, themes of family, friendship, and the true meaning of Christmas are explored, highlighting the importance of home and loved ones during the holiday season.

“Home Sweet Home Alone” pays homage to the classic “Home Alone” films while adding a fresh and modern twist to the story. The movie features new characters and situations, but still captures the spirit of the original franchise, with a heartwarming message at its core.

While “Home Sweet Home Alone” received mixed reviews from critics, it remains a popular choice for family entertainment during the holiday season. It continues the tradition of slapstick humor, clever traps, and heartwarming moments that have made the “Home Alone” franchise beloved by audiences for decades.

Home Sweet Home Alone

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  • Archie Yates as Max Mercer
  • Ellie Kemper as Pam Fritzovsk
  • Rob Delaney as Jeff Fritzovski
  • Aisling Bea as Carol Mercer
  • Kenan Thompson as Gavin
  • Ally Maki as Mei
  • Pete Holmes as Blake Mercer
  • Chris Parnell as Uncle Stu
  • Timothy Simons as Hunter
  • Andy Daly as Mike
  • Mikey Day as Priest


  • Director: Dan Mazer
  • Writers: Mikey Day, John Hughes and Streeter Seidell

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