How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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PG (MPAA)

Rated  PG (MPAA) some crude humor

Overview

Director Ron Howard casts comedian Jim Carrey in the title role in this live-action adaptation of the famous Christmas tale by Dr. Seuss, giving this rendition of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS a delightfully manic spin. Carrey is virtually unrecognizable in his elaborate green makeup, but his anarchic comic touch is unmistakable. He manages to fully embody the grumpy title character, while still supplying his own comedic touches, and it is his performance that makes the film a treat for adults and children alike. The candy-colored set design for the town of Whoville and the jubilant score contribute to the overall feeling of innocuous fantasy that the Grinch disrupts with his dastardly deeds. The familiar story of the Grinch stealing every present in town on Christmas Eve has been expanded to incorporate flashbacks to the Grinch's childhood, which serve to explain his hostility toward the Whos. As Cindy Lou-Who, a little girl so sweet she sees goodness even in the Grinch, young Taylor Momsen strikes just the right note of adorable ingenuousness. Howard gets the performance the film needs from her, as her character makes the Grinch's eventual change of heart both believable and touching.
Theatrical Release Date 2000
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1

Additional Crew:

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PG (MPAA)

Rated  PG (MPAA) some crude humor

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    Y
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Comedies
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    105
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Audio
    DTS Audio, Stereo, 5.1 Surround Sound, AC3 Audio Encoding
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French
  • Subtitles
    English
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region 1
    Keep Case
    Single Side - Dual Layer
    Collectors Edition
    Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
    Letterbox - 1.85
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
    Dolby Surround - English - DVS
    DTS Surround 5.1 - English
    Additional Release Material:
    Outtakes
    Deleted Scenes
    Music Video: Faith Hill - WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS?
    Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    Read-Along:
    1. The Care and Feeding of a Grinch
    Sing-Along:
    1. Where Are You Christmas?
    2. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
    Making Of:
    1. Spotlight on Location
    2. Make-Up Application and Design
    3. Seussian Set Decoration
    4. Visual Effects
    Interactive Features:
    Interactive Games:
    1. Dress the Grinch
    2. Grinch Game
    Text/Photo Galleries:
    Production Notes
    Additonal Text:
    1. Wholiday Recipes
    Biographies: Cast & Crew
    Additional Products:
    Free Movie Ticket to DR. SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT (Offer Expires 12/15/2003)
    Theatrical Release: November 17, 2000

    Max the Dog was found in a pound a few months before shooting.

    Screenwriters Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman also wrote WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT.

    "Where Are You Christmas?," cowritten by Mariah Carey and performed by Faith Hill, is featured on the film's soundtrack, along with a rap song, "Grinch 2000," featuring Jim Carrey and Busta Rhymes.

    Director Ron Howard had to convince the widow of Ted (Dr. Seuss) Geisel to grant him permission to film the beloved children's story.

    Jim Carrey spent five hours a day in the makeup chair to get into costume.

    Jeff Strickler of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune named THE GRINCH one of the 10 best films of 2000.
  • Release Date
    11/20/01
  • Theatrical Release
    2000
  • Rating
    PG (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    some crude humor
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

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Box Office 01-01-2001 "...HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS still has heart....[Carrey gives] a maniacal performance..."
Hollywood Reporter 11-17-2000 "...Thanks to makeup whiz Rick Baker's surprisingly flexible latex work, Carrey's patented rubbery expressions are allowed to come through unimpeded..."
Variety 01-01-2000 "...Fantastic....A hugely imaginative technical achievement....Carrey wears the costume well..."
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