Three questions for Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney, the couple of thieves who will suffer in “Mum, I missed the plane (it’s starting again)”, a sequel-remake of the cult 1990 film to see exclusively on Disney +.
In Mom I Missed the Plane, young Kevin McCallister defended his house against the “Float Breakers”, a tandem of thieves as bad as they are funny, camped by the unspeakable Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. Thirty-one years later, in Maman I missed the plane (it starts again), another house in the neighborhood is the target of new burglars. A couple certainly less mean, but also determined to visit the playground of a boy forgotten by his family. And like the “Float Breakers” in their time, Pam & Jeff will regret their intrusion …
DashFUN: How did you get into the state of mind of the “Home Alone” universe?
Ellie Kemper: Watching for the hundredth time, at least, the two 90s movies directed by Chris Columbus! They are truly classics. Even though we didn’t have Chris on board this reboot, we had two little comedy geniuses, screenwriters Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell who worked, among other things, for the Saturday Night Live. The original films were full of emotion and had a big heart. Here, we have tried to find this “good-natured” spirit.
Moreover, unlike the villains of Mom I missed the plane, our characters are neither really bad, nor quite angels. They’re just trying to steal this house so they can pay off their debts. They have a good background but they will take it in the face by facing Max who has been forgotten by his family. The film also talks about the importance of the concept of family and how we are all ready to fight for the protection of our tribe.
Rob Delaney: For me, Mom I missed the plane (it’s starting again) is a metaphor for the conflict between
French fishermen and the English government. Ellie and I are the French and we want to punish this naughty little English boy who really deserves it! (Laughs)
How does this film differ from other feature films in the saga?
Ellie Kemper: First of all there are a lot of English accents in this film! It almost gets boring at the end! Otherwise, it’s quite similar to the register of other films in the sense that we spend our time trying to achieve our ends, without success. It is a film which therefore speaks of human resilience. (Laughs)
Like Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, are you ready to return to service in a sequel?
Rob Delaney: Yes ! Why not a Mom I missed the plane in space! Everyone is going there right now, so why not us?
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