The Grinch 2000

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The Grinch is a grouchy green monster who lives high up on a mountain overlooking the town of Whoville. The Grinch hates happiness, hates merriment, and most of all, hates Christmas. So one year, as the festive season approaches, he decides that enough is enough and draws up plans to steal all the decorations and all the presents from the poor, unsuspecting citizens below.

Starring:
Jim Carrey, Catherine Baranov
Runtime:
1 hour 44 minutes

The Grinch

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Children & Family, Comedy
Director Ron Howard
Starring Jim Carrey, Catherine Baranov
Supporting actors Molly Shannon, Rachel Bailit, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Tambor
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Alan Sturgess on 12 Jan 2006
Format: DVD
This is one of those films that divides opinions. For some it's rubbish, for others it's a masterpiece. I veer towards the latter viewpoint - but with a few reservations.
First, this is a Ron Howard film and as such, has to be accepted as a film with a great sense of identity and even better storytelling. Jim Carrey was made for this part and his performance as the gruesome Grinch is extraordinary - full of caperings, facial contortions and madcap explosions of gutteral grunts and cackles. However - even he is very nearly acted off the screen by 'Max' his dog, played by 'Kelley' who quite rightly gets third billing when the credits roll.
The story is well known and I see no sense in providing yet another precis, save to say that the only really gross part is when the Whos of Whoville virtually force-feed the Grinch with food during part of their celebration. This is just a bit too much and is way more repulsive than the pile of garbage that makes up most of the Grinch's lair. This particular scene may just make the film a bit unacceptable for very young children.
A lot of praise also has to go to Anthony Hopkins who's interspersed readings of Dr Seuss's text is so well done and so central to the storytelling.
And when it comes to defining 'cuteness', Taylor Momsett as 'Cindy Lou Who' is absolutely perfect. She not only looks the part but is also one heck of a good actress. She plays the central character of the little girl who wants to trust the Grinch with absolute conviction - and without all the overblown sweetness that so often characterises childrens' parts in so many American films. Her song is perhaps the film's one lapse into maukishness, but this can be forgiven.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 28 Nov 2010
Format: DVD
Although I am ten years old I still LOVE this film and have done since I were very little. I still laugh at the silly and humorous things he gets up to! Great for ALL the family. Such a legendary DVD. Go on, buy it, have a laugh and watch it time and time and time and time again.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Oct 2001
Format: VHS Tape
i LURVE this film!!!!! i recommend it for anyone of all ages, jim carey stars as the onion eating grinch, who resides upon mount crumpet, who's contempt for the happy-go-lucky people of who-ville has made his heart 2 sizes too small, When he decides to sabotage christmas for all the residents of whoville he comes upon little cindy-lou who, who teaches him the value of christmas and family gatherings etc.As the story unravells you find out why his heart is undersized, and why he shuts himself off from the in whoville. Anthony hopkins narrates. An all round feel good comedy, suitable for all ages:)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By dontdreamituk@hotmail.com on 14 Jan 2002
Format: DVD
Why it's none other than superstar Jum Carrey!
The film u will like it's full of great rhyme
And the sets and the costumes of Christmas time!
Carrey is superb as the mean spirited Grinch
And even Max the dog is a canine cinch!
Its fabulous effects and wicked cool story
Take all the classics of Suess's fame/glory
So sit back and watch a in a nice comfy seat
And thank Amazon for delivering a brilliant treat!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Nov 2001
Format: VHS Tape
From Start to finish this film is fun of laughs. Jim Carrey who plays the Grinch is brilliant from start to finish. Every age can enjoy this film an it should not be missed. Any one lacking the Christmas spirit will soon forget that after seing this film!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Richards VINE VOICE on 13 Dec 2006
Format: DVD
Many kids

Enjoy Christmas

They like it a lot

And this film

Is about the Grinch

Who did not

The film gives the background, and fills in some blanks

The Grinch as a child was subjected to pranks

He fancied a Who, with the name Martha May

He tried to impress her and to his dismay

They laughed at his efforts, his gift and his face

So he destroyed the classroom and fled from that place

Then,

He moved to Mount Crumpet

And made him a home

While the green hairy creature seethed under the dome

Until one cold day at the town Christmas party

When young Cindy Lou showed him how to be hearty

Then Mayor May-Who went and spoiled all the fun

By taunting the Grinch 'til he came all undone

He went up his mountain, and he started scheming

And when he was through he was smiling and beaming

He'd ruin their Christmas; he knew what to do

Revenge is the sweetest when it's overdue

If you've read the story you know how it ends

How the Grinch stole that Christmas from his former friends

So what happened next?

I won't give it away

This Christmas this movie will show every day

So if you're a Grinch you can run, but not hide

As you try to stifle the feeling inside

Just gather the kids for a clean yuletide treat

Merry Christmas to all!

(Now this poem's complete)

Amanda Richards
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ben on 9 Dec 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I wasn't sure whether or not to upgrade my DVD copy of The Grinch and buy the Blu-ray but it is definitely a purchase worth making.

The film is very soft and cloudy anyway but the Blu-ray helps make it all sharper and clearer. The audio and soundtrack are perfectly crisp. When comparing this to the DVD, it is a vast improvement. Not one to fully show off the quality of your Blu-ray set up but if you are a lover of the film then it is great to have the film looking so good. You can really appreciated the set design and prosthetics in all their HD glory.

What can be said for The Grinch, if you have not seen it then I wholeheartedly recommend it. It is a fantastically funny film that I always go back to every christmas. Jim Carrey is just outstanding as The Grinch, he performs with such energy and confidence that it is hard not to laugh out loud when watching him in full stride.

Well worth the money.

7/10
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