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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  17 November 2000 (USA)
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Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch. Written by Filmfreak <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$123,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$55,082,330 (USA) (17 November 2000)

Gross:

ESP 710,576,961 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Top-selling movie ticket of 2000 - 50 million sold. See more »

Goofs

When Cindy Lou is at the Grinch's home for first time, she knocks on the door but the sound is different. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Inside a snowflake like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe.
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Lonely Christmas Eve
Written, Produced, and Performed by Ben Folds
Courtesy of 550 Music and Epic Records Group
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This is a great movie
8 September 2012 | by (Nigeria) – See all my reviews

How some people seem not to like this movie is amazing.

This movie for me shows Jim Carrey at his best, his acting as the Grinch was flawless, I actually believed that this man hates holidays.

The movie is based on Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas and to me is the best adaptation i have seen. The movie is the second highest-grossing holiday film of all time with $345,141,403 worldwide, only behind Home Alone. And it was a financial success, although critics seem not to like it.

The movie is directed by Ron Howard who was responsible for Apollo 13 (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001) and the Da Vinci Code (2006).

Jim Carrey plays the Grinch, who develops a plot to steal Christmas and ruin the whole holiday for everyone.

Every other cast in this movie were a little lost to me, but i didn't seem to care, the Grinch was it for me. He just made sure i had a good time.


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