Home Sweet Home Alone Is About Class Warfare

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Home Sweet Home Alone They are the best kind of surprise: a really good franchise reboot. Trailers for the Disney+ comic made it seem like a nice rehash of the original John Hughes, but these tweaks hid the film’s critical role of making Home Raiders heroes (very comically flawed). Rob Delaney stars as Jeff, a desperate man who, long story short, must get his hands on an old German doll to save his family. Helped and motivated by his wife Pam, played by Ellie Kemper, the two share scenes with a revolving door of A-list comedic talent, including Kenan Thompson, Jim Rush, Catherine Cohen, Pete Holmes, Andy Daly, and Tim Simmons. All the while, Delaney and Kemper are being beaten and bruised in increasingly cartoonish ways, indicative of the action stars’ levels of endurance. We spoke to Delaney about starring in what might be the funniest Christmas movie of the year.

So how was it like sharing so many scenes with a little British boy getting over you?
My representation was to treat him as a bridgehead to be defeated or an enemy to be defeated. On a professional basis, Archie Yates has been fantastic to work with. He’s an adorable kid with two adorable parents who were with him on set. But then, when they said “action,” it was a challenge to be eliminated.

Unlike the wet thieves in the other Home Alone movies, the audience is in a position to sympathize with your characters and the characters of Ellie Kemper, who face this disgustingly rich antagonist. And so while watching this goofy holiday sitcom — in part because, in real life, you use your platform for celebrities to organize and speak in accessible terms about things like DSA — I actually saw you as the star of a horrific movie about the disappearance of the middle class. do you see Home Sweet Home Alone As a class war?
surely yes. It will open comfortably in it. Even in times of slavery, you might fear that if you don’t pay proper loyalty–or, literally, if it doesn’t rain well that year–would you be allowed to stay in your house? I think the best Christmas movies often have financial insecurity as a large part of it, something that everyone can relate to. Ideally, no one would feel insecure about housing, but right now, with income inequality the way it is, yes, that’s definitely an element of the movie. Although it’s funny and contains a lot of slapstick, Pam and Jeff’s drive is a fear most people can really understand.

Have your children seen the movie yet?
They haven’t seen it yet. I have three kids, and I’m not going to take any of them out, but I guess two of them don’t want to see my dad get hurt. And no one can wait. So I have two who will come up with excuses for why they don’t want to watch it, which will allow them to look tough. And then maybe someone somehow already got a sorter that I didn’t have, and maybe I’ve already saved it and will set some traps on me when I get home.

What do you think your older adult sons would think of your Twitter character in this movie?
I think they will use it to plan forms of elder abuse. I don’t think I’m old enough to be in the demographic as an abused elder, but my kids are adults – not my real kids, but my imaginary kids who live inside the primal metaverse – and they’ll use it to torture me, and they’ll try to level up the actual stunts in the movie and see what happens if they shoot a bowling ball On my head, for example.

Worried that nostalgia geeks are going to be freaking out about what is after all a fun and funny family movie?
I’m not, because when I heard they were going to make a new piece Home Alone movie, I thought, Well, this is not necessary. But then I read the script, and all those worries went away. So no, I’m not worried about people losing sleep due to the fact that a movie came out without them being forced to watch it, as far as I know. Disney does a pretty big marketing campaign, but as far as I know, it doesn’t involve forcing people to watch it.

This movie is not afraid to get into violence on the Looney Tunes level. Your performance starts from a fixed place and increases in size as it progresses. How do you calibrate a comedy performance with family/kids audience in mind? Do you handle it differently than you do with adults?
Personally, I don’t do that. Because kids can incredibly smell nonsense. It has to be really real. None of the crazy voices or crazy faces that Jeff or Pam make in the movie are overstated. You are really trying to impart as much truth to it as possible, and ask yourself, What do I do in this case? Yes, you understand that it will be marketed towards children and hopefully children will see it as well as adults, but children are too sensitive to get past them. It’s a bit like standing up, where people are laughing or not laughing. Children don’t want to be nurtured or nurtured.

Tell me about your double trick. Are you associated with him? Was he like you?
My hot husband was an amazing guy named Ryan, and he was with me the whole time. It was the same size as me. His muscles were distributed differently around his body. I have never seen him naked. I thought about it a lot, and I’m sure he looked better than me naked, if muscle was my thing, and not white fur and flesh. He’ll be there whenever I do a stunt, and he’ll do it too. They really tried to get us in a movie to do everything we could. If something we did looked bad or unfashionable, I’m sure they’d cut people off and show their versions of it. Amazingly, I can’t even tell if I’m not, because he did such a good job. And Eli’s double stunt, Atlin, was brilliant. It’s funny, I was going to do a lot of things with Atlin, and Ellie also did a lot of stunts with Ryan. But I was shocked by how much they asked us to do in person. I was so happy to do it and felt like a kid in a candy store. Except for the candy they were bells and sacks of flour sent into my body hundreds of miles an hour.

Was there one trick in particular that you were terrified or excited about?
There’s one, and they put it in the trailer, my character jumps on the trampoline and then my leg gets pulled, and he crashes the choppers into a tree. Even on the page, that looked disgusting. In fact it was! It was a ruse they wouldn’t let me get close to. I don’t even know when they filmed it because I wasn’t allowed to be in the same zip code, it was very dangerous.

There’s a German spooky doll that’s kind of the focus of the movie. Tell me about doll photography.
Good for Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell, who wrote them, for being so attached to that weird little doll. Because it’s funny and scary and has some sweet moments at the end. I handled that doll like any other character, i.e. when they yelled “cut off”, I would run to my trailer and hide from it.

It’s like Adam Driver’s doing the opposite of that scary doll Annette. This is your Annette Wait a minute, your art house doll.
I wonder what his version of his Centaur cologne ad was. I look forward to it.

Any favorite scenes or masks that did not appear in the movie?
Tim Simmons and I cooked a meal together and was devastated when that didn’t make it to the final cut. He’s so funny, and I really enjoyed playing the brothers with him. We are both very long. We are both from New England. We both have a lot of the same cultural axes. And I really like him a lot. So I could have handled more of myself and Tim in the movie. Perhaps this could be a secondary matter.

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I think Elle will let me speak for her and say I think they are in two separate worlds. Same solar system, but different worlds for sure.

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