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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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You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch! See more »

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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  »

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$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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Trivia

Audrey Geisel came to the set of Man on the Moon (1999) to see if Jim Carrey was right to play the Grinch. He was so deep into the character of Andy Kaufman, however he had to essentially do an impression of himself doing an impression of The Grinch, and that was what got him the gig. See more »

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An overview shot of The Grinch building the sled reveals the camera's shadow. 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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Referenced in Nikki: The Cry Baby Who Stole Christmas (2000) See more »

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Green Christmas
Written by Steven Page and Ed Robertson
Produced by Don Was
Performed by The Barenaked Ladies
Courtesy of Reprise Records
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Not a Spectacular Christmas Movie,but Jim Carrey is Undeniably Entertaining,
24 December 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a great movie with a well written storyline and a good cast.It certainly made a few mistakes with adapting the classic Dr. Seuss book in to a live action movie,there are just certain elements to it that certainly could have been improved upon.It is a film lots of people like to watch at Christmas,and while I'll admit it is a fun movie,it dosen't really put me in to the Christmas cheer the same way movies like Its a Wonderful Life or the Santa Claus do.However,Jim Carrey as the Grinch is certainly a highlight,he's completely unrecognisable in this make up,but the characters personality and mannerisms remind us that it really is him under all that.I remember reading a review by Roger Ebert a few years ago in which he said that this movie focused too much on the meanness of the Grinch,and I would have to agree that this was a problem as we are suppose to feel sympathy for him,but it's hard when all we are seeing is why he's a bad person and seeing very little moments of kindness.It certainly made a few mistakes,but How the Grinch Stole Christmas is still a fun movie that brings the creations of Dr. Seuss to life,and I would recommend it to a family looking for a nice Christmas movie.

An evil creature living near the cheery town of Whoville plans to put a stop to Christmas once and for all.

Best Performance: Jim Carrey Worst Performance: Molly Shannon

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