Of all the cases of child neglect, no incident is more egregious than the 1990 case of eight-year-old Kevin McCallister in the film Home Alone. Bullied by siblings and forgotten by his jet-setting parents on Christmas Eve, Kevin (played by an adorable Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left on his own over the holidays. When two violent but bumbling ex-cons (broadly played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) set about breaking into the family home where Kevin is alone, it's up to him to defend his family's property. His ingenious traps and adventurous spirit prove too much for the pair of burglars, who get nothing but bumps, bruises and an extra helping of frustration for their trouble. 6:30 p.m. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney. For information, call 713-400-7336 or visit www.discoverygreen.com. Free.
Thu., Dec. 30, 6:30 p.m., 2010
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