Kevin McCallister

Kevin McCallister

The main character of the movie Home Alone
Country: USA

Biography of Kevin McCallister

Kevin McCallister lived with his family in the town of Winnetka, Illinois. He was just an ordinary 8-year-old American boy, except for the fact that his older siblings constantly teased him. One day, on the eve of Christmas and right before their trip to Paris, Kevin's older brother Buzz irritated him so much that he angrily wished to never see his family again. That evening, Kevin was sent to bed upstairs in the attic, and when he woke up the next morning, he realized that the house, which had been bustling with noise the night before, was strangely quiet. Unbelieving of what had happened, Kevin walked through the house and confirmed that there was no one else there. It turned out that in the chaos and rush, his family had simply forgotten about him and left for Paris without him, leaving Kevin home alone.

Kevin McCallister

At the same time, Kevin believed that his Christmas wish had come true - he had wished to never see his family again. Left alone, Kevin didn't feel sad; on the contrary, he started to have fun. He rummaged through his older brother Buzz's things, played with a BB gun, watched a movie that he was never allowed to watch before, and indulged in eating ice cream. Kevin didn't know that his parents, especially his mother, were frantic with worry about him, but they couldn't call him because the phone lines were temporarily disconnected. He also had no idea that the police officer who had visited the McCallister house the previous day was actually a criminal who had legally checked the security system and that two other burglars were planning to rob the house at that very moment.

Kevin McCallister

So, the criminal duo called the "Wet Bandits," who had already robbed neighboring houses, began their attempt to rob the McCallister house, unaware that a small but resourceful defender named Kevin was still inside. Meanwhile, Kevin learned to survive on his own - cooking for himself, going grocery shopping, and even preparing for Christmas by himself. By then, he had already deeply missed his family. Having forgiven them a long time ago, even his annoying older brother Buzz no longer seemed as unbearable to him. Kevin proved to be an incredibly clever boy - he staged a play for the burglars, using mannequins to make it seem like the house was filled with people. His hiding skills played to his advantage as he repeatedly outsmarted the burglars, leaving them in ridiculous situations. Kevin not only defended his home but also turned the tables on the criminals, eventually handing them over to the police. The film's ending was heartwarming, as the parents and the entire family returned home. The house was a bit messy but intact, Kevin was safe and happy, and even the annoying Buzz was overjoyed to see his younger brother.

Kevin McCallister

Macaulay Culkin played his role incredibly well, and both adults and children believed in him. With his touching appearance - thin, with large ears and huge attentive eyes - he portrayed his character so convincingly that even the harshest critics, who criticized the plot's lack of realism, had no complaints about the young actor.

Kevin McCallister

"Home Alone" broke all records at the box office, becoming the undisputed leader in its genre - family films. It was later followed by a sequel, "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," which also enjoyed great success. However, by that time, Macaulay Culkin had already grown up and could no longer play the role of a little boy. According to many, the film "Home Alone" was too closely associated with this particular actor. Later in his life, Culkin experienced many dramatic events, which are believed to be connected to his overwhelming fame during his childhood. Unfortunately, this fate has befallen many child stars.

Kevin McCallister

In the meantime, "Home Alone" has remained a hit for over three decades, one of the most enjoyable and heartwarming Hollywood films for children and the whole family. It is especially popular to watch during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

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