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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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On the outskirts of Whoville lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch (Jim Carrey), who plans to ruin Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.

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Ron Howard

Writers:

Dr. Seuss (book), Jeffrey Price (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Grinch
Taylor Momsen ... Cindy Lou Who
Kelley ... Max
Jeffrey Tambor ... Mayor Augustus Maywho
Christine Baranski ... Martha May Whovier
Bill Irwin ... Lou Lou Who
Molly Shannon ... Betty Lou Who
Clint Howard ... Whobris
Josh Ryan Evans ... 8-Year-Old Grinch
Mindy Sterling ... Clarnella
Rachel Winfree ... Rose
Rance Howard ... Elderly Timekeeper
Jeremy Howard ... Drew Lou Who
T.J. Thyne ... Stu Lou Who
Lacey Kohl Lacey Kohl ... Christina Whoterberry
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Storyline

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville, wherein live the Whos, an almost-mutated sort of Munchkin-like people who all love Christmas. Just outside of their beloved town lives the Grinch (Jim Carrey), a nasty creature that hates Christmas and plans to steal it from the Whos, which he equally abhors. Little Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) decides to befriend the Grinch. Written by Filmfreak <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$123,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,082,330, 19 November 2000

Gross USA:

$260,044,825

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$345,141,403
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jim Carrey was one of the very few actors to play two Christmas hating characters, as he went on to play Scrooge in Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009). Like the Grinch, Scrooge repents and becomes the opposite of what he was for much of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When the Grinch is distributing letters to the people of Who-ville, he clearly only has two letters in his hand but he throws about 10 others into people's mail boxes. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The MPPA rating screen at the end reads "PG-13," but the movie is actually rated "PG." See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original theatrical release, the opening credits title is "The Grinch", and the Dr. Seuss credit is phrased as "Based on the Book 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' by Dr. Seuss". In the consumer-friendly home media releases, the opening credits title is "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas", and the Dr. Seuss credit is phrased as "Based on the Book by Dr. Seuss". See more »


Soundtracks

Perfect Christmas Night
Written by Paul O'Neill, Robert Kinkel, and Jon Oliva
Produced by Paul O'Neill
Performed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Courtesy of The Atlantic Recording Corp.
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User Reviews

 
Christmas Giggles
16 December 2004 | by toffeesiSee all my reviews

I have just read the lead comment for this film that is on the front page with the voting results and cast run down.

Why is it that some people can not take a film for what it is supposed to be.

This film is supposed to be a light hearted, tonge in cheek, family comedy, things to make the kids laugh and things for the adults, and that is exactly what this film does.

I laughed my nuts off at this film, I thought Carey put in a great performance and the whole film (if watched at Christmas) really give you a bit of festive cheer

So to all of you film reviewers stop trying to sound like film students and knock every film because it is not "Taxi Driver" or "The Godfather" and take films for what they are supposed to be, entertainment!!


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