How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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.
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- Ron Howard
- This movie is
- DVD, Blu-ray and streaming
- 2001 Razzie® Awards
- Worst Screenplay nominee
- 2001 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- 2001 Academy Award®
- Best Makeup
- Best Costume Design nominee
- Best Art Direction nominee
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making- of featurettes, including segments on the Who School, Jim Carrey make-up application, set decoration, visual effects; Faith Hill music video; production info; deleted scenes; cast and crew information.
Widescreen 1.85:1, Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HD, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurettes, including segments on the Who School, Jim Carrey make-up application, set decoration, visual effects; Faith Hill music video; production info; deleted scenes; director's commentary.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it