A remake of the original classic revolving Max Mercer, a young boy left by his family during a holiday trip. He is forced to contend with two thieves hellbent on stealing a priceless heirloom from his home.
This remake was both unnecessary and bland, bereft of the charm and magical comedy that made the original an instant classic.
For whatever reason, the producers deemed it fit to helm this movie, only this time making the protagonist and his mother British and the two thieves husband and wife.
Archie Yates stars as Max Mercer, a ten-year-old boy whose sleeping inside a car throughout the night leads to his pea-brained mother leaving him behind when she and the rest of his annoying cousins and relations travel for the Christmas holidays.
Home Sweet Home Alone is dead on arrival; the comedy falls flat, the characters are unmemorable, and the little hero is as insignificant as this pointless remake.
There is a scene where a character makes a joke about a film he is watching is a remake that shouldn't have been made; that pretty much sums up this film.
The acting is terrible (the two thieves make the clueless duo in the original look like geniuses) and the traps laid out for them could have been easily avoided.
The film is so bad that the director includes the soundtrack from the original and even features an actor from the first two films but these don't help in any way.
I knew that Home Sweet Home Alone wasn't going to be able to evoke the same feeling as the original film but I never expected it to be this bad.
There is no need to waste more words on the film as viewers would have to see for themselves how terrible the entire thing is.
A total and absolute disaster.