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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Star_onStar_onStar_onStar_on 4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews
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If you've seen the cartoon, then you know it was padded. Just think of the stuff that Ron Howard added!/A new plot line here, an embellishment there, all Carreyed by a big star in green skin and hair./Crass Whos are shown doing frantic Yule shopping, and decoration-envy keeps each neighbor hopping./This anti-shop message is curiously told, considering the junk that this film clearly sold./ Cindy Lou Who loses her Christmastime zest, and starts to research the town's Yuletide pest./In a flashback it's shown why the Grinch is so mean, and a love interest is added from when he's a teen./He's elected Cheermeister of the holiday season; but again leaves bitter, and with good Grinchy reason./Mayor May Who, his rival for Martha May's hand, repeats an insult about too-active glands./The stage is now set for his Grinchy attacks, assisted by his trusty reindeer/dog Max./Though he gave back Christmas for all the Whos' sakes, the Grinch got away with huge boxoffice takes./Young tots may think that this Grinch is too scary, but big kids will like the antics of Carrey./Fair holiday flick, even though the plot thins. Narrated by Sir Anthony Hopkins.

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Available on Running time 102 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Dr. Seuss, Christmas, King of Beasts (Dogs), Top Grossing Films of 2000
Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman
Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Taylor Momsen, Molly Shannon, Josh Ryan Evans, Clint Howard, Bill Irwin, Sloane Momsen
Don Peterman
Ron Howard
James Horner
Anthony Hopkins

Visitor Reviews

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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The original Grinch cartoon movie was one of my favorite movies to watch around Christmas time. When this one came out I was so excited to see it! Jim Carrey is hilarious in all of his movie so I knew this one was going to be awesome. Whoville looks really cool in this movie. I kind of feel sorry for the Grinch's dog, Max, because he does all the work and has to pull a huge Grinch was trying to steal Christmas away from all the Whos, but then someone made him realize what he was doing to all the Whos. He then felt really bad and tried to save what was left of their favorite holiday of the year. The Grinch kind of reminds me of Mr. Scruge, because of his cold heart in the beginning. Then by the end of the movies, they both warm of to the thought of Christmas and being kind and generous to people. I recommend this movie to all ages.