• How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Release Date: November 17th, 2000

PG |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).

Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin, Molly Shannon, Clint Howard, Taylor Momsen, Anthony Hopkins

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Children , Comedy , Fantasy

Production Co: Imagine Entertainment

Distributors: MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Keywords: Cheeky , Amusing , Heartwarming , Transformation , Revenge , Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's a big stuffed turkey of a movie, just in time for the holidays.

  • 100
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    With Carrey hitting a career peak, this Grinch doesn't steal Christmas; it restores the season by helping energize us enough to make it through the whole thing.

  • 88
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    Deliriously inventive. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Makeup
Winner Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Art Direction