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).
Positive Role Models & Representations
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.
Older brother has posters of women in bikinis. One poster shows most of a breast exposed, and is featured in a prank.
Marginal language and name calling: "butt," "buttock," "damn," "hell," "dumb broad," and "winky."
American Airlines mentioned.
Ease of Play
Lady across the street smokes a lot, and she drinks whiskey during the daytime.