Home Alone 2

Theatrical Release: November 20, 1992
DVD Release: October 5, 1999
Home Alone 2


Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is back! But this time he’s in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his own playground! But Kevin won’t be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern), still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New York too, plotting a huge holiday heist. Kevin’s ready to welcome them with a battery of booby traps the bumbling bandits will never forget!

Dove Review

“Home Alone 2” actually finds Kevin McCallister getting lost and being alone in the Big Apple, instead of home in Chicago. Kevin justs wants to be alone at the beginning of this film when his brother plays a trick on him at a Christmas concert and Kevin becomes angry with the entire family. He follows a man he thinks is hid dad (he is running ahead of Kevin and wears the same coat as his father) and while the family travels to Florida by plane for the holidays, Kevin winds up on one bound for New York. He stays at the Plaza Hotel, runs up a huge room service bill, and slowly begins to realize he misses his family and doesn’t want to be alone. The two bumbling criminals from the first film, Harry and Marv, have escaped prison and run into Kevin on New York’s busy streets.

We recommend this film for ages twelve and above as Kevin does such things as hit one of them in the head with a brick four times and arranges a staple gun so it gets the same criminal in the rear with a staple. He plays other pranks on them and it is comical and farcical, but the viewer should check out our content chart below. Kevin prays at the end and is sorry for what he has said to his family, and his mother thanks God when she finds him in New York.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Criminal flirts with woman. Kevin pinches her rear so she will think the criminal did it.
Language: D-1; Geez-3; Gol-derned-2; OMG-2; My God/Dear God-2; Poop-1; Screw*d up-1; Horse's A*s-1
Violence: Comical violence - Kevin trips the criminals, gets one with a couple of staples in the rear, drops four bricks onto one's head, sets a rope they're coming down on fire, etc. Nothing graphic.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Cleavage.
Other: None


Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Writer: John Hughes
Director: Chris Columbus
Producer: John Hughes
Genre: Christmas
Runtime: 120 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter