A Poster for Home Sweet Home Alone
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Hops and Box Office Flops: ‘HOME SWEET HOME ALONE’

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A Poster for Home Sweet Home Alone

Home Sweet Home Alone is the epitome of a lazy, soulless rehash; and, quite frankly, it is the antithesis of how you leverage a valuable IP.

Disney should be ashamed. With their abundance of resources, they trotted out not only one of the worst films of the year, it’s one of the worst of the decade. Home Sweet Home Alone is never funny. It is quite often painful, though, and that’s not including the myriad of death traps the “burglars” are forced to endure.

I use quotes because the “antagonists” are anything but that. They’re actually just a struggling family attempting to retrieve a priceless doll they believe to be stolen. Thus, instead of relishing in the pain of two would-be felons, you are essentially tasked with laughing at two broke parents. Hooray! 

Not really, this whole endeavor is about as bad as taking a bag of sugar to the privates or a well-aimed pool ball to the cranium.

Hence, to watch it, you must drink. So sit back, knock down a few Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stouts from Burnt Hickory Brewing, and prime the dart gun! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Mayor McCheese, and Chumpzilla are avoiding that little jerk’s boobytraps!

This Week’s Segments:

  • Introduction/Plot Breakdown – This movie is an absolute travesty. (00:00)
  • Lingering Questions – We hear from our brothers in beer at Hop Nation USA, and then lament all the idiotic gags this movie throws at you. (40:53)
  • The “Look What You Did, You Little Jerk” Trivia Challenge – The Double Turn Podcast rigs the turnbuckle to break, and then Chumpzilla challenges the field to trivia about the movie. (1:04:12)
  • Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week and next up: We continue “Hops and Jingle Bell Flops” with Out Cold, which isn’t technically a Christmas movie, but there’s snow in it! (1:12:06)

And, as always, hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to check out all the interesting factoids—why this clown show happened and more—from this week’s episode!

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Thomas Kelly

Writer, Superman aficionado, lover of odd and underperforming sports teams, and co-host of the film adoring podcast, Hops and Box Office Flops

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