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Macaulay Culkin Is Home Alone Again—for Google

Actor appears in fantastic ad rebooting holiday classic
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2018 2:07 PM CST

(Newser) – What is Kevin McAllister up to as an adult? Apparently the same shenanigans he was up to back in 1990, except now with the help of Google Assistant. Macaulay Culkin is in a new ad for Google in which he plays a grown-up Kevin, still Home Alone in the same familiar McAllister house at Christmas. Only this time, it's a smart home filled with smart devices, meaning Google Assistant can help him pull all his familiar holiday hijinks from the iconic movie, Time reports. This year, "make Google do it," the ad suggests. It's being well-received online, with Tech Crunch calling it "brilliant." "Macaulay Culkin just delivered the best reboot of 2018," reads one sample tweet. (The ad is kind of surprising considering what Culkin had to say about Home Alone earlier this year.)

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