Mom: There are fifteen people in this house and you're the only one who has to make trouble. Kevin: I'm the only one who is really getting dumped on. Mom: You are the only one acting up. Now get upstairs. Kevin: I am upstairs, dummy! The third floor? Mom: Go. Kevin: It's scary up there. Mom: Don't be silly, Fuller will be in for a while. Kevin: I don't want to sleep with Fuller. You know about him. He wets the bed. He'll pee all over me. I know it. Mom: Fine, we'll put him somewhere else. Kevin: I'm sorry. Mom: It's too late. Get upstairs. Kevin: Everyone in this family hates me! Mom: Then maybe you should ask Santa for a new family. Kevin: I don't want a new family. I don't want any family. Families suck! Mom: Just stay up there. I don't want to see you again for the rest of the night. Kevin: I don't want to see you for the rest of my whole life. I don't want to see anybody else either. Mom: I hope you don't mean that. You'd feel pretty sad if you woke up tomorrow morning and you didn't have a family. Kevin: No, I wouldn't. Mom: Then say it again. Maybe it'll happen. Kevin: I hope I never see any of you jerks again!
妈妈说Kevin是一家十五口中唯一的一个不断制造麻烦的人。Kevin反驳说，他才是最大的受害者，是所有人的出气筒（get dumped on）。dump原意是倾倒、倾泻（垃圾等）；get on作为一个词组，意思是与别人相处；get on加上一个过去分词的状语dumped，就可以直接翻译成作别人的出气筒。
下面，妈妈说Kevin是最淘气的那个，act up，淘气、调皮。Kevin用了一个表示吃惊的词dummy（假的，虚构的），相当于really (真的假的？)，表示他不想去。scar原意是疤痕、伤痕，scary就表示可怕的、令人害怕的。
妈妈安慰他，说Fuller一会儿会在那儿。Kevin更不满意了，他说Fuller尿床（wet the bed），会尿他一身（pee over him）。
Kevin觉得家里的每一个人都恨他，妈妈逗他，让他祈祷圣诞老人（Santa）给他一个新的家。ask for是一个词组，表示请求某人做某事。这下Kevin真的伤心了，他赌气地说，不想要家，不想再见到妈妈，不想见到家里的每一个人。——于是，当第二天一早醒来（wake up），他的愿望阴错阳差地实现了的时候，电影的故事就开始了……