The Grinch

  • PG
  • Ron Howard (2000)
  • US / Ger
  • 100 min
The Grinch
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Dr Seuss's cult children's favourite How the Grinch Stole Christmas! gets the big-budget Hollywood treatment in this seasonal spectacular from director Ron Howard. Starring an irrepressible and almost unrecognisable Jim Carrey, it's the magical and visually splendid tale of a miserable, green-furred mountain-dweller who's out to wreck the extravagant festive celebrations in the kooky town of Whoville below. A vivacious delight capable of charming the most Scrooge-like viewer, this fantasy frolic is, in the end, such a heart-warmer it deserves to become a genre classic. However, parents should be warned that the often dark humour and Carrey's madcap excesses may be too much for the very young.

Plot Summary

Comedy fantasy based on the book by Dr Seuss, starring Jim Carrey. It's Christmas in Whoville and preparations are well under way. Meanwhile, up in his mountain lair, cold-hearted hermit the Grinch sits alone resenting the Whovians' happiness. But then he's befriended by a little girl.

Cast and crew

Cast

Grinch
Jim Carrey
Mayor Augustus May Who
Jeffrey Tambor
Martha May Whovier
Christine Baranski
Lou Lou Who
Bill Irwin
Betty Lou Who
Molly Shannon
Whobris
Clint Howard
Cindy Lou Who
Taylor Momsen
Narrator
Anthony Hopkins

Crew

Director
Ron Howard

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
UIP
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 1 Dec 2000
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Childrens
Drama