The Grinch

The Grinch

Ron Howard (2000)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


A little girl residing in the Christmas-obsessed town of Whoville becomes fascinated with a grouchy creature living in the mountains. But her efforts to make him part of their celebrations leave him more bitter than ever, and he resolves to ruin the festive season. Fantasy comedy, based on Dr Seuss's children's book, with Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor and Molly Shannon. Anthony Hopkins narrates.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Ron Howard
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 1 Dec 2000
Comedy Drama Children's