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Alone for Christmas (2013)

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When a family visits Grandma's house on Christmas Eve, they leave their dog at home alone. And when burglars try to take the presents from under the tree, the dog must use every trick it ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph J. Lawson

Writers:

Nancy Leopardi (screenplay), Naomi L. Selfman (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David DeLuise ... Dad
Kim Little ... Mom
Davis Cleveland ... Dillon
Gerald Webb ... Columbus (voice)
Natalie Jane ... KC
Kevin Sorbo ... Quentin
Jeremy Mascia ... Jake
Jonathan Nation ... Anthony
Justin Hoffmeister ... Rob
Hooligan ... Bone the dog
Bill Pomeroy Bill Pomeroy ... Bone (voice) (as William R. Pomeroy)
John Kenward ... Phil
Torpedo ... Columbus the Dog
Kevin Yarbrough Kevin Yarbrough ... Cupcake (voice)
Hitchcock ... Cupcake the Dog
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When a family visits Grandma's house on Christmas Eve, they leave their dog at home alone. And when burglars try to take the presents from under the tree, the dog must use every trick it knows to stop them. Written by Anonymous

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Holiday Heist See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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The Asylum See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The scene where Quentin is introduced and when he fishes for bone is a very close recreation of Jaws. See more »

Goofs

The closing credits list "James Williams" as the actor providing the voice for Diesel. However, the "making of" featurette in the bonus features on the DVD lists the actor's name as "Jacques Bolton." Likewise, the actor providing the voice for the Strange Dog is listed as Greg Al in the closing credits and as "Greg Albany" in the featurette. The voice of Cupcake is provided by "Kevin Yarbrough" according to the credits, yet the actor's last name is spelled "Yarborough" in the featurette. See more »

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Dillon: Worst Christmas ever!
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Spoofs Home Alone (1990) See more »

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I love Christmas
Written by Robert Neary
Performed by Robert Neary
Courtesy of Production Trax
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Home Alone meets Look Who's Talking and you have Bone Alone(aka Alone for Christmas)
12 January 2014 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Comparing briefly what Bone Alone was reminiscent of, it is not as good as the first two Home Alone films or the first Look Who's Talking but is on the same level as Look Who's Talking Too and Home Alone 3 and is better than Home Alone 4(almost anything is in all fairness) and Look Who's Talking Now. I disagree with the first two reviewers, Bone Alone to me wasn't great but it also wasn't that terrible, if anything it was a mixed bag with some good and some bad.

Good: For a low budget movie, Bone Alone does look surprisingly decent, the scenery is very nice and colourful and the camera work is better than most low-budget movies, not entirely smooth but far from choppy. The soundtrack is bright and breezy, there are some well-engineered if in some cases somewhat familiar slapstick traps, there are some refreshing twists in others, and some effects are alright. The acting is mixed but much more watchable than expected to be, Kevin Sorbo gives the best performance with the best comic timing of the movie. David DeLuise is both sympathetic and amusing. Oh and the dog Bone is just adorable, with Bill Pomeroy doing a competent job as the voice of Bone. Bone Alone is a short movie and whizzes by though with some lulls in the middle.

Bad: The comic timing is very off in places, too over-earnest and forced. Kim Little, who usually isn't so bad an actress, is disappointingly erratic as the mother and Davis Cleveland is very annoying, if not quite as unwatchably obnoxious like he is on Shake It Up(one of the Disney Channel's worst shows). Not all the effects are particularly good too, some in the trap settings and executions are very slapdash. In regard to the comic timing too, that the dialogue is very corny and awkward does them no favours and the characters you never do engage with, the criminals being among the dumbest committed to movie celluloid. The story being predictable is to be expected but a few scenes in the middle feel drawn out and it is never plausible that Bone can fool the criminals in the way he did. The whole movie is lacking in heart and can feel harmless, also for a movie supposedly set at Christmas there is not much of a sense of the festive spirit.

All in all, could have been better could have been worse. Mildly watchable family entertainment on the whole. 5/10 Bethany Cox


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