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A Christmas holiday of being lost from your family would be pretty stressful on its own, but to also be evading two nut job thieves with a personal vendetta against you will definitely screw you up. Macaulay Culkin shows us the darker side of the comedy classic, Home Alone, as he reprises his role of Kevin McAllister, all grown up in the video below.
Culkin returned to the world of the "cutest fucking 8 year old in the universe," courtesy of an online series entitled :DRYVERS, in which our un-named protagonist plays passenger to Uber drivers like Kevin here. Of course, the hugest problem with this whole scenario is that Kevin, as resourceful as he's been known to be, can't exactly drive the car. However, that doesn't stop him from entertaining his would-be passenger with a story that only a driver could tell.
That story is, of course, the entire plot to the first Home Alone film, except with one key twist. Apparently, Kevin never believed for a moment that his mother was doing everything in her power, even pledging her soul to the devil, in order to get home to her son. What she saw as a perilous journey home, he saw as a middle-aged woman losing her mind and "being a groupie to some polka band." To think that after all of the personal development he'd made throughout the first Home Alone film, Kevin some how devolved into the selfish brat he was portrayed to be, is kind of sad.
Even more interesting is the fact that Macaulay Culkin's legendary character seems to have somehow forgotten the events of Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. While it wasn't his mother's fault that he was accidentally ferried about on the wrong flight, if he was really that sore about the his first run in with Harry and Marv, you'd think that his psychosis would extend to that second event. Looking at how batshit insane Kevin goes with his treatment of a random street tough in the video's finale, we'd like to think that he remembers the events of New York, he just doesn't like to talk about them.
All kidding aside, it's good to see Culkin back in the acting saddle, especially considering how infrequently he's made appearances in the past couple of years. To a certain degree, you can see Macaulay Culkin kind of working through the issues of his own rather dicey childhood in this return to Kevin MacAllister's holiday hi-jinks. It's a performance that knows when to be funny, while crossing over into some disturbing and sobering territory at the same time. In other words, it's something that needs to be seen and shared by true Home Alone fans, on this 25th anniversary of the original film's release.