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How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)


Jim Carrey
Taylor Momsen
Jeffrey Tambor
Christine Baranski
Bill Irwin

Directed by Ron Howard

How some people seem not to like this movie is amazing. This movie for me shows Jim Carrey at his best, his acting as the Grinch was flawless, I actually believed that this man hates holidays. The movie didn't play it close to the book it was adapted from, which to me was the high not for this movie.

Based on Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas and to me a better adaptation than the first (and only other adaption before this) 1956 Christmas TV movie.

The plot goes, after a horrible childhood, we have up in the mountains someone known as the Grinch. The Grinch (Jim Carrey) was mean, cruel and very much unlikable. What he hates most is the Holidays. He has a stern dislike for the Christmas season and if possible he will rather torture himself than experience it.

In Whosville the town he lives, the people have decided to make this years Christmas celebration the best and the most outstanding. He found this out and decided to do all he can to make sure this never happens.

His plan to end this was to find a way to steal from the town and instead of happiness and cheer all round the town on Christmas day, there will be gloom.
His plan involved him dressing up as Santa Claus and instead of giving presents away, he planned on taking them all.

Everything he planned on doing would have been perfect and even his heart would have been ok with its present size, but she came around. The she was Cindy Lou Who, a little girl who wanted very much to give back to The Grinch for saving her life in the beginning of the movie.

The movie is the second highest-grossing holiday film of all time with over $345 million only behind Home Alone. It was directed by Ron Howard who was responsible for Apollo 13 (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001) and the Da Vinci Code (2006).

It won the Oscars for Best Makeup, and was also nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. Jim Carrey for his part won the MTV Movie Awards and Kid's Choice Awards for his performance as The Grinch.

Here is a movie you can see every Christmas, just along with Home Alone. Jim Carrey was in a class of its own in this movie. Although every other cast in this movie were a little lost to me, but that doesn't matter and will not matter to you when you do see this movie.


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