Joe Pesci makes rare on-screen appearance in Google ‘Home Alone’ ad sequel

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Back when the holiday season was in full swing, Google shared a much-loved advertisement starring Macaulay Culkin in which he reprises his role as Kevin McAllister from the original Home Alone movie.

Today, Google shared a sequel to that ad, this time starring another Home Alone alumnus: Joe Pesci.

Pesci’s presence is notable considering the actor hasn’t been on screen much as of late. His most recent on-screen appearance was in the 2010 film Love Ranch. Prior to that, his most major role in a film was in 1998’s Lethal Weapon 4 as one of his most famous characters, Leo Getz.

How Google coaxed the Academy Award-winning actor out of semi-retirement is anyone’s guess, but it’s certainly good to see him.

Check out the ad for yourself below:

The ad is kind of meta, as it appears to depict Pesci and his friends at a Super Bowl party watching the previous Home Alone ad on TV. Pesci points out little details about the ad for his friends and family, seemingly pleased with taking a trip down memory lane.

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At the end of the ad, a recording of Pesci’s line from Home Alone is played, and Pesci and his friends all cheer, congratulating him on doing such a great job.

Like the original Culkin ad, this one is very sweet and tugs a bit at the heartstrings. However, aside from the Google tech shown in the Culkin ad, there’s no Google Home or Google Assistant stuff in Pesci’s house. You’d think they would have had Pesci start the ad by saying “OK, Google…” or something.

Either way, it’s good to see Pesci on screen and looking healthy and dapper in his fashionable hat and beard.

Now I gotta go and say, “OK, Google, play Goodfellas.”

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via Android Authority

February 1, 2019 at 08:31AM