zredman

1st May 2022

Home Alone (1990)

Question: I know it's just a movie, but how were Gus Polinski and his wife unable to even realise they left their own son behind at a funeral home, let alone leaving him there all day, as Gus was explaining to Kate near the end of the movie (especially under the assumption that it began the night before during a typical service or even during calling hours)? Surely, any parent with common sense would know not to leave their children unsupervised in an event like that.

zredman

Answer: It can be any number of things. High stress. Forgetfulness. Just being tired. Maybe they got hyper focused and it simply slipped their mind. Etc. (And since it's a funeral home in his case, it could be all of those things, plus more.) And it's really not all that uncommon. One survey I found online showed that over 10% of parents admitted to accidentally forgetting their child was in their car with them and leaving them in the back seat. And in another survey, 9% of parents have admitted to accidentally either losing track of or leaving a child behind somwhere while they were out. It just... happens.

TedStixon

Answer: While Gus doesn't state many of the particulars of the event, I've attended numerous funerals where kids are constantly on the move. Going in and out of family rooms, going outside, etc. It's possible to lose track or think they're with another relative. Gus is used to being on the road and isn't always in "Dad mode." My own parents forgot me at school numerous times.

21st Apr 2021

Full House (1987)

One Last Kiss - S4-E9

Question: Even after Jesse tells Carrie straightforward that he was engaged, why would she still insist that he keep the promise he made to her ten years prior? Anyone else would've simply put the past in the past and moved on, especially after learning that their former lover with whom they lost touch is about to marry another person (so as to not arouse any suspicions).

zredman

Answer: There's several people out there who would try to get their ex back before it's "too late" in a sense before they get married. This is often a plot line in movies for a reason. Doesn't mean it's right of course, but there are plenty of people out there who would attempt to coax an ex into breaking off an engagement for hopes of a second chance whether it's right or not.

21st Feb 2015

Pure Country (1992)

Plot hole: It was Lula's idea to initiate the fraud of using Buddy to replace Dusty at his show in Louisiana. But when Dusty finds out about the fraud, he threatens to sue Buddy - not Lula.

zredman

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