Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved town, lives the Grinch (Jim Carrey). 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 (Taylor Momsen), decides to try befriend the Grinch.Written by
The Grinch (Jim Carrey) is the only character who breaks the fourth wall in this movie. He actively tries to avoid speaking in rhyme and even interacts with the narrator (Sir Anthony Hopkins). See more »
If this film is set in a snowflake then it should be impossible for the Whos to know about Christmas as they technically live in another dimension in the snowflake. This also should mean Santa should not exist either unless he can visit other dimensions. See more »
Inside a snowflake like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe.
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The MPPA rating screen at the end reads "PG-13," but the movie is actually rated "PG." See more »
The network TV version of the movie added scenes not shown on the DVD including an extended version of the "Present, pass-it-on" sequence. See more »
Big budget remake of the classic cartoon about a creature (Jim Carrey) intent on stealing Christmas.
I had rather low expectations for this one... not sure why, as it turned out to be quite good. I just wanted to add a few thoughts here.
First of all, Taylor Momsen nailed the Cindy Lou Who part. She has gone on to bigger, better things ("Gossip Girl") and good for her. Second, Ron Howard nailed the look of a Seussian world. The faces, the architecture, it all seems so right and I think the good doctor would have approved. I heard that Tim Burton was approached to direct, and I think he would have done a fine job, but how do you beat this?
And last, Jim Carrey. Wow. He has had some good and bad career decisions, and this has to be among his best. The physical comedy, the improvised jokes, it was like the role he was born to play. The other choices were Jack Nicholson and Eddie Murphy. Nicholson could possibly have done it ten years earlier, but did he have that range of motion in 2000? And Eddie Murphy? Maybe, maybe not. This was a Carrey role inside and out.
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