The Movies Made Me Do It: Confessions of a Film Actor (Issue #8)

“home alone” by s_herman is licensed under CC BY 2.0
  • grocery shopping? check
  • do laundry? check
  • saw trees? check
  • home decorate? check
  • devise elaborate booby traps around your house in less than an hour?
  • When Kevin meets the old man/the supposed ‘Shovel Slayer’ in a church and they have a heart-to-heart, revealing their similar problems with family, as well as being misunderstood
  • When lovable John Candy, in an extended cameo, sympathizes with Kevin’s mom, played by the wonderful Catherine O’ Hara, and tells his own story about leaving his child behind in a funeral parlor, ALL DAY
  • When Kevin’s mom can’t help Kevin’s dad find his razor, and he asks how he’s supposed to shave in France, to which she replies, “Grow a goatee.”
  • When Kevin’s sister reveals how sorry she feels for Kevin, but Buzz retorts, “The little chop could use a few days in the real world!”



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Russell Bradley Fenton

I am a film/TV actor for life, screenwriter in development, and film/TV enthusiast.