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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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Inside a snowflake, like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe. See more »


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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)

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

Jim Carrey accepted the role of The Grinch when he heard a tape of a kid's choir singing the song "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch". See more »

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Just before the Grinch and Max return to the mountain through the pipe, Max is missing his collar. It's back on him after they arrive at the dump on the mountain. 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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References Edward Scissorhands (1990) See more »

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How I Love Who-liday Shopping
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Performed by chorus
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Made me want to bash Carry over the head with a gatrumpet
6 January 2008 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

This version of Grinch was a nasty feast I couldn't stand in the least.

This full length high budget extravaganza really has little to offer beyond what the classic cartoon already did so well. Truly, the only good moments are those that are directly taken from the original story. The new material that is added here is simply a montage of misguided, mean-spirited, over-wrought highly intense noise; led by the master of hysterical yelling and screaming for no reason whatsoever, Jim Carry. No moral, no insight, no creativity, no entertainment value. We get some long-winded flap-trap about how mean the Whoville residents are to Grinch. How everybody else disturbed him emotionally etc. etc. ad infinitum, ad-nauseum. Be on the lookout also for subplots about some of the Who's, that are unnecessary, unfunny, and inappropriate. Christmas spirit does not exist in this movie (except in the portion that retreads the original story). Kids will be bored, adults will be annoyed. Any fan of Dr. Seuss's work will be offended.

The actress playing Cindy Lou Who is about the only positive in this film. I realize she was a no more than two, and a nice character, but I kept hoping she'd push the Grinch off a cliff and mercifully end this disaster.

Your heart will not grow three sizes the day you watch this. Stick with the classic cartoon.


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