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This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Never, not for a second, is the kid in this movie "home alone", and while you can forgive a lot in a straight-to-TV Christmas movie, that seems pretty fundamental.
Some half-decent gags aside (see the police falling into one of Finn's traps), this is a poor showing.
Uncle Frank needs to grab everyone involved with this movie and make them sit down and watch it before delivering his verdict (which could only be one thing...): "Look what you did, you little jerks."
Despite my initial disappointment that this wasn't set in Seattle ('amazing' joke, feel free to use it), I soon found myself drawn into the faux imagery, sights and sounds of this 1960s Hell's Kitchen. With no knowledge of the narrative or themes beforehand, I was happy to allow the story to wash over me as we got to know the four boys and their world in the build-up to the movie's pivotal incident.
The first half of this film is…