How the Grinch Stole Christmas

2000 PG 1h 45m Blu-ray / DVD

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

2000 PG 1h 45m Blu-ray / DVD
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Jim Carrey plays the titular role of the green-faced villain who plots to rob Whoville of Christmas. The Grinch has been an outcast all his life, but a dash of kindness from little Cindy Lou Who and her family may be enough to melt his heart.
Format
Blu-ray DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1, Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 Surround
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
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Reviews

age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this imaginative version of Dr. Seuss' beloved classic may be too intense and scary for the youngest or most sensitive kids. Ominous music accompanies the Grinch and his cartoon trouble making in multiple scenes. Jim Carrey, behind a rubbery green face, is the master of cackles and distorted facial expressions. A heroic little girl is in danger more than once. Kids who understand the difference between the real and the fantastical will delight in the chaotic, very funny mayhem. So will grown-ups. There are a few moments of crude humor along the way (i.e., the Grinch sticks his butt out and says, "Pucker up and kiss it," and several males ogle a buxom woman).

Sexual Content

A married couple exchange a comic, exaggerated kiss. Innuendo regarding a woman with cleavage.

Violence

Continuous accelerated, cartoon action. There are fires (one started by a flame-thrower), explosions, falls, many wild rides, crashes, and characters (particularly a little girl) teetering on the brink of disaster. No one is injured or killed. In numerous scenes the Grinch is menacing, contorting his face and body (one shot shows insects crawling between his teeth), cackling, chewing glass, and wreaking havoc on the town of Whoville.

Language

A few curses: "hell," "bitchin'." The Grinch angrily turns his butt to camera and says, "Pucker up and kiss it, Whoville."

Social Behavior

In addition to its message about rejecting the commercialization of Christmas and celebrating love, family, and gratefulness, the film also shows how even the smallest kindness can change the hardest heart. The Grinch's behavior and hatred of Christmas is revealed to be the result of childhood bullying and cruelty.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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