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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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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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Rated PG for some crude humor | See all certifications »

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17 November 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$123,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$175,000 (Belgium) (8 December 2000)

Gross:

ESP 710,576,961 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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One morning, director Ron Howard came in at 3:30 to put on the Grinch suit with full make-up and directed the entire day with the suit on. See more »

Goofs

When the Grinch is rearranging the mail, a package falls on the ground. In the next shot the package is gone. See more »

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[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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Spoofs Back to the Future Part II (1989) See more »

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Where Are You, Christmas?
Written by James Horner, Will Jennings, and Mariah Carey
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Faith Hill
Performed by Faith Hill
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Filthy, foul... gaaggghh!!
5 December 2002 | by (Provo, Utah) – See all my reviews

This movie was a disgusting, offensive, frivilous prostitution. Mean-spirited, superficial, and completely lacking any resemblence to the original story. Has anyone ever READ the original story? The point of Seuss' "Grinch" is not that the Whos are selfish weenies who learn how to be grateful after the Grinch steals all their Christmas. THE POINT OF SUESS' GRINCH IS THAT THE WHOS ALREADY KNOW THAT MATERIAL GOODS ARE NOT THE POINT OF CHRISTMAS, AND THEY HAVE THE GIFTS AND GADGETS AS AN EXPRESSION OF WHO THEY ARE, ALREADY, INSIDE. Jim Carrey is at his annoyingest; Ron Howard shows glaring deficiency in basic storytelling; and the general plot is gaudy and ridiculous, not to mention risque and offensive -- wife-swapping at the party? The Who children brutally mocking and ostracizing the young Grinch? The buxom Whoville sex-pot? A ROMANCE STORY? Give me a green latex make-up-covered break. The sets, make-up, and camera work were obviously meant to be stunning and grand. Instead they came across as exaggerated and trite. The Grinch's bat-cave-like home? The nauseating use of tilted camera shots? And oh, wow, what great latex noses. Brilliant.

I physically shuddered as this atrocity progressed. Commercial, soul-less, pathetic.

The sky animation, though, was nice.

Really, really bad. My children will never see this film.


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