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Film REVIEW: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) - ★★★★★

Updated: 5 days ago

Director: Ron Howard

Writer: Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman

based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

Stars: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin, Molly Shannon.

Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Themes: Christmas, Dog, Dr Seuss

On the outskirts of Whoville lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans to ruin Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.

The film was based on Dr. Seuss's 1957 children's book of the same name, as the first Dr. Seuss book to be adapted into a full-length feature film and the first of only two live-action Dr. Seuss films, followed by The Cat in the Hat in 2003. This was also the second adaptation of the book, after the 1966 animated TV special of the same name.

It initially received mixed reviews from critics, though Carrey's performance and the make-up have received praise and it has since gained a strong cult following.


Sophie (Age 10): ★★★★★

"This movie is so magical and really gets you in the Christmas spirit. There is a lovely message in the film about the true meaning of Christmas and I love the music in it as well. My favourite part is when the Grinch sings his song."

Amelia-Rose (Age 9): ★★★★1/2

"Some points of the film really made me laugh out loud and I really enjoyed it

I liked when the grinchs heart got bigger and he was kind.

I liked how Cindy lou was very sweet and always thought how to help..

Max the dog was so cute!"

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Like this? Try these!....

  1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - #38 - ★★★★★

  2. Monsters, Inc. (2001) - #84 - ★★★★★

  3. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) - #93 - ★★★★★

  4. Toy Story 3 (2010) - #148 - ★★★★

  5. Toy Story (1995) - #184 - ★★★★

  6. The Grinch (2018) - #597 - ★★★

  7. Horton Hears a Who! (2008) - #627 - ★★★

  8. The Lorax (2012) - #628 - ★★★

  9. The Cat in the Hat (2003) - n/a

  10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) - n/a

For more family friendly monsters take a look in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Monsters Inc, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and more friendly children in the Toy Story movies. Meanwhile there's a whole host of other Dr Seuss adaptations also worth taking a look at.

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