Hollywood movies can draw from all sorts of inspiration. In Adam and Eve, Dixie Carter travels through time and encounters Neanderthal ancestors. And in the cartoon era, Home Alone takes the time to show us how a typical suburban American house was built during the 1940s. It also recalls the Batman cartoon and the 1970s television show, Superfriends, which parodied that era's Saturday-morning staple, Wonder Woman.
The movie skillfully opens the episode with a death on the home front. Older brother Kevin is now a Scout and has made it into Boys' Town, partly because his parents can't afford to send a kid who's just broken his leg on a trek and partly because they're too embarrassed to ask a kid with the broken leg to be a scout.
Kevin's injury occurs on a Christmas Eve hike and his leg is never the same. He now has to wear leg braces, and his best friend, like his older brother, is a Scout. Alone at home with his parents, Kevin develops a saucer-eyed, limping face and is unable to embark on the adventure he might otherwise, as he does not seem to fit in with his peers. His parents are not terrible people, but the entrance of a couple of their neighbor's children proves transformative.
Stephen O'Donnell will be best remembered for his role in the Back to the Future movies, but he is a much more fascinating and nuanced character in Boyhood. He plays O'Donnell, who's been a widower for 17 years, and a stay-at-home father, to Mark and Samantha. One of them is the main character - he's the youngster, Mark. The other is his younger sister, Samantha, who's 13. In Boyhood, O'Donnell's a third of the story. The other two thirds are played by the actors portraying the boy and the girl.
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