Home Alone 3

1997 PG 1h 42m DVD

Home Alone 3

1997 PG 1h 42m DVD
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The third installment in this popular comedy series finds young Alex Pruitt home alone with the chicken pox and a toy car that contains a stolen computer microchip, which some bumbling spies are desperate to get back.
Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny von Dohlen, David Thornton, Haviland Morris, Kevin Kilner, Marian Seldes, Seth Smith, Scarlett Johansson
Raja Gosnell
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that in Home Alone 3 the bad guys get really banged up by a smart little kid. Traps and tricks at every turn result in painful pratfalls involving electrocution, car accidents, and explosions. Sensitive kids might be frightened by the fact that these bad guys carry real guns and are hunting down an 8-year-old boy who is sick at home alone. Some name calling, like "dumb broad" and potty talk, like "butt" and "winky."

Sexual Content

Older brother has posters of women in bikinis. One poster shows most of a breast exposed, and is featured in a prank.


Just what you'd expect from the Home Alone franchise: lots of slapstick violence at the expense of the bad guys. There are guns -- real and toy -- that are used to threaten people. Electrocution, slapping, heavy objects crashing on people, a guy gets hit by a car, explosions. But everyone comes out alive, if black and blue. No blood.


Marginal language and name calling: "butt," "buttock," "damn," "hell," "dumb broad," and "winky."

Social Behavior

Alex 's parents both work, which leaves Alex home alone with the chicken pox. Though his mom is very good about staying in touch while she is at the office, he is put in a perilous position -- which he handles masterfully (if unrealistically).


American Airlines mentioned.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Lady across the street smokes a lot, and she drinks whiskey during the daytime.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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