Scarlett Johansson as Molly Pruitt
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Written by John Hughes
Release Year 1997
MPAA Rating PG
Macaulay Culkin doesn’t participate in Home Alone 3, and the series takes some turns. There’s a new family, the Pruitt’s, whith oldest child Stan, middle child Molly, and youngest Alex. Instead of getting seperated from his parents during Christmas vacation, Alex gets stuck at home with the chicken pox after the start of the new year school session. The bad guys are four international spies. They get to Alex because a ‘missile chip’ in a toy car ends up in his hands.In a variation of the fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf, twice Alex spots the spies and dials 911 for the police, but both times the spies slip away, and Alex gets scolded for false alarms. Stan and Molly take turns insulting him. Truly ‘home alone,’ Alex realises that he has to fight the spies by himself. From that decision come the booby-traps, the pratfalls, and the smack-in-the-face that followers of the Home Alone series look forward to.
This is a children film – so the best thing is to watch it with a child. Or if you feel like watching a light, funny film – Home Alone 3 could be your choice.
based on the review by George Russell
Scarlett Johansson’s Role
Scarlett plays Molly, the middle child of the Pruitt family. It is an unremarkable part in a film where everything is about the action and less – or even next to nothing – about the actors. So, if you saw her in nothing else, you wouldn’t guess that she’d be capable of what she does in The Horse Whisperer – her next film.
As for Molly, she is seemingly meant to be an intelligent girl, as she speaks with a somewhat pretentious diction – for example, when it’s pointed out that Alex has chicken pox sores all over his body, she says something like, ‘Would that include his buttock regions?’. Or when Alex gets scolded for false alarm, Molly tells him ‘You’ve stained the family name!’ Molly’s also a bully, though in this behaviour she seems to be following older brother Stan, who’s the worse bully. However, as expected from this kind of film, brother and sister both have a change of heart, and rally to Alex’s defense. This is the only scene where Scarlett has something like a ‘moment’.
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Trivia & Facts
• This is the only Home Alone film that actually takes place *after* Christmas.
Quotes: Scarlett Johansson
Quotes: Her Character
• “The ‘it’ you’re referring to, is my little brother!”
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