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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  17 November 2000 (USA)
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A creature is intent on stealing Christmas.



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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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All Whos beware: He's mean and green! See more »


Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 November 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas  »

Box Office


$123,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


ESP 710,576,961 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The casting of Anthony Hopkins as the narrator mirrors the casting of the horror genre great Boris Karloff in the Original animated movie as Hopkins had a career revival in the Hannibal horror franchise. See more »


When Martha May gives the engagement ring back to The Mayor, she holds the ring box out to him while he looks at the ring and her with his arms by his side. In the next shot, Martha May has her arms by her side while The Mayor is holding the ring box in both hands. See more »


[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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Welcome Christmas
Written by Dr. Seuss and Albert Hague
Performed by Taylor Momsen, Jim Carrey and chorus
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creative funny laughed my *** off
29 September 2004 | by (British Columbia) – See all my reviews

If you went to this movie to see some huge academy award presentation...oh well..but if you wanted to see a funny delightful adaptation of an old classic, you will love it..Jim Carey was incredible as usual. The story line was great, a few parts added like the history of the Grinch made it even better. Ron Howard never misses a beat..But although there were a few ADULT comments and cleavage added, this is supped to be a kids or family show. Try not to lose sight of that ..if you do you really wont enjoy the movie...and as for the comments about Ron Howard, try to direct a major motion picture and see how you do..its not easy as it looks ...

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