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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

November. 17,2000
| Fantasy Comedy Family

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 Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos, whom he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriending the Grinch.


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Absolutely the worst movie.


Simple and well acted, it has tension enough to knot the stomach.

Ella-May O'Brien

Each character in this movie — down to the smallest one — is an individual rather than a type, prone to spontaneous changes of mood and sometimes amusing outbursts of pettiness or ill humor.

Mathilde the Guild

Although I seem to have had higher expectations than I thought, the movie is super entertaining.


I love this film! It is unique, touching and really funny! It's a film that really gets you into the Christmas spirit while still providing an intriguing storyline. The grinch is portrayed amazingly by Jim Carey and is worth watching for him alone. Cindy Lou Who is also likeable. It has lots of great laughs and the grinch is more relatable than one might first imagine! It also has a satisfactory conclusion and leaves you looking forward to rewatching it next year.


How The Grinch Stole ChristmasAfter walking out of this feature the only thing one remembers and discusses about is Jim Carrey and his excellent performance in it since beyond that it doesn't have anything to offer. How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a reasonable childish feature that fulfills and checks off each and every fantasy of a five year old kid but forgets to offer anything more than that in order to satisfy it and hence restraints itself to go bold. Ron Howard is disappointingly not in its A game resulting into some poor execution, amateur editing and loosely placed sequences. As mentioned earlier, its a Jim Carrey's show and he has a lot to offer in here, with amazing skill and perfect comic timing he demands attention from the viewers. How The Grinch Stole Christmas has some one liners, cliched comic sequences and petty writing that miraculously comes alive and helps survive it by stellar performance.


"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is such a great and heartwarming story! Jim Carrey gives an amazing performance as the Grinch. He is so funny and brings so much joy to every moment that he is on the screen. How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a story about a Grinch who never really fit in with his town and because of that he lives apart from all of the Whos down in Whoville. One Christmas he meets a Who named Cindy Lou Who. Cindy invites the Grinch to come down off of his mountain and join the rest of the Whos at their big Christmas celebration. While at the celebration the mayor of Whoville gives the Grinch a present that reminds him that he is not really apart of Whoville and that he is an outsider. The Grinch is outraged and decides to steal christmas from the Whos. With help from Max, his dog, Grinch's steals everything that is reminiscent of Christmas from Whoville. He takes the tree, food, ornaments, decorations, presents, etc. so that Whoville won't be able to celebrate Christmas. Much to his dismay, the Whos manage to celebrate Christmas without the presents and decorations by remembering that the most important thing about Christmas is who you are with and not what you have. Cindy Lou Who goes up the mountain to invite the Grinch to celebrate Christmas with her. While she is there, she is nearly crushed by the sleigh that the Grinch used to steal all of Christmas. The Grinch saves her and together they go back down the mountain. The Grinch apologizes for stealing Christmas and is forgiven for stealing Christmas. He then spends the rest of Christmas with the Whos.


It's Christmas day tomorrow so me and my family decided to watch how the Grinch stole Christmas and this is a great Christmas film. The Premise of the film sees a land of whoville trying to celebrate Christmas when a Grinch decides to ruin Christmas. Jim carrey plays the Grinch in this film and he truly owns the role in this film, he is in allot of makeup but it shows in his great physically hilarious performance that is hard not to enjoy. He is very charismatic and you can tell that he improvised allot of his lines and is having fun which is great to see. The little girl in the film is good and gives a performance that works well with the grinch an you understand how their relationship progresses. Jeffrey tambor gives a fun performance as the mayor of whoville and he is good as the annoying antagonist in the film. Unfortunately, there are other characters that are just pretty dull and you don't really care about some of the who's. The story has some really good drama in it and you actually see great character progression from the Grinch. You end up caring about his story arc and you like seeing his character grow. The script has so much great dialogue, so much humour from the Grinch but also drama and depth to the great message in the film. The style is really unique with some absolutely amazing make up and costume designs that is award worthy. However, some of the effects are very dated an they just really take you out of the film. Overall this is a great Christmas film that has a great message that the whole family can enjoy.