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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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A creature is intent on stealing Christmas.

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Based on the book by the famous Dr. Seuss. 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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Trivia

Suss Cousins, an L.A. based sweater designer (whose first name is pronounced just like Dr. Seuss), along with two other knitters, produced 250 pieces of original knitwear for this movie (including 8 identical red-striped sweaters for Jim Carrey) in four months. That works out to 83.3 sweaters a person in just 120 days which is quite amazing as all were hand-knit. 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 Chariots of Fire (1981) See more »

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Grinch 2000
Written by Dr. Seuss and Albert Hague
Performed by Jim Carrey and Busta Rhymes
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Ron Howard's butchery of Dr, Seuss's classic
16 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw How the Grinch Stole Christmas the Chuck Jones original) for the zillionth time last night and as always, the sweet simplicity of it moved me enormously. Ron Howard's version was a loud, garish horror, so awful that he should be made to return his Million Dollar Baby Oscar {although he deserved it) to compensate. How could Howard butcher a classic that way? Yes, he's entitled to make his own vision into a film, but he should have reconsidered. This was as arrogant (and as ill-thought out) as the Psycho remake a few years back. Suggestion to filmmakers everywhere: Wheb something is perfect, leave it the hell alone.--arnie113 -- Boy, do I feel stupid. Of course Clint Eastwood directed Baby; that's what I deserve for staying up late and not checking my facts before posting. but Howard is the director of Frost/Nixon, and maybe in penance for Grinch he shouldn't win.


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