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|Sub-Genre:||Christmas||Director:||Ronnie Howard, Ronny Howard, Ron Howard|
|Movie/TV Title:||The Grinch||Rating:||G|
|Director Ron Howard casts comedian Jim Carrey in the title role in this live-action adaptation of the famous Christmas tale by Dr. Seuss, giving this rendition of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS a delightfully manic spin. Carrey is virtually unrecognizable in his elaborate green makeup, but his anarchic comic touch is unmistakable. He manages to fully embody the grumpy title character, while still supplying his own comedic touches, and it is his performance that makes the film a treat for adults and children alike. The candy-colored set design for the town of Whoville and the jubilant score contribute to the overall feeling of innocuous fantasy that the Grinch disrupts with his dastardly deeds. The familiar story of the Grinch stealing every present in town on Christmas Eve has been expanded to incorporate flashbacks to the Grinch's childhood, which serve to explain his hostility toward the Whos. As Cindy Lou-Who, a little girl so sweet she sees goodness even in the Grinch, young Taylor Momsen strikes just the right note of adorable ingenuousness. Howard gets the performance the film needs from her, as her character makes the Grinch's eventual change of heart both believable and touching.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||3338420|
|Product Key Features|
|Director||Ronnie Howard, Ronny Howard, Ron Howard|
|Additional Product Features|
|Leading Role||Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Molly Shannon, Taylor Momsen, Jim Carrey|
|Region Code||Region 1|
|Number of Discs||1|
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Love this movie!!!
This movie is such a great remake of the original animated classic. Technically it's a it's a remake of the original book by Dr. Seuss. Jim Carrey's interpretation of the Grinch is phenomenal. The characters are interesting and the story plot is very intriguing. Jim Carrey comedy is just what makes the whole movie worth Wild. Overall, I recommend this movie very much.
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Get the 1966 Chuck Jones-directed version instead.
My wife asked me to pick this up. I'll say it up-front. Personally, I'm not a fan. If you want true Seuss-y enjoyment, you can get a copy of the original How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (with the exclamation-point) on DVD (with extras) and it includes the almost as great Horton Hears A Who, both of which had the direct-input and approval of Dr. Seuss. Screenwriters Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman (and, I'm certain, an uncredited squad of fixers and hacks) added an unnecessary back-story to the Grinch in an attempt to give the miserable SOB "motive" and to make him, for some reason, more sympathetic. They give him a public-humiliation in grade school, something with which any viewer can relate, but even in that they hedge their bets, making him a vicious little monster as an infant as if they simply can't decide how they want to present his character. Is he naturally cruel, or the creation of his tormenting classmates? Most bewilderingly perhaps is that the Whos, previously so pure and joyful in their observation of Christmas, are turned into petty, greedy, consumption-obsessed nitwits, many with less-than-noble ulterior motives. Carey and Howard pack everything they can into the film in order to make Hollywood Holiday Blockbuster Magic and, in that at least, they succeeded, garnering a worldwide gross at the time of this writing of over $345 million, but where is the joy? The action is frenetic, Carey is manic, the cute and funny dog is cute and funny in all the right places, and the comedy is in turn satirical and slapstick. Somewhere in there, a holiday about love and selflessness gets lost. Art direction, it should be said, was delightful. The sets and costumes, hair and makeup are all very well-executed eye-candy, and have a definite true Seuss look. They got that much right at least. But then, they had Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel's wonderful drawings to use as a blueprint. If only they had kept true to the spirit of his story as well.
A movie that is fun for the whole family.
Saw this when it first came out, Still a very good movie, Now I have grand kids and I want it on hand. It has good leads and a fine supporting cast and a great story. A good screenplay and director. It is what I call a timeless movie.
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R U Kidding!! G-R-E-A-T Christmas Movie!! A MUST HAVE!!
I have never saw a cartoon/Book brought so wonderfully to life, as this one that Ron Howard directed. I guess the Grinch IS obnoxious, but wasn't he in the book, too? And for the make up on the Who's go, They came pretty darn close to how the Who's looked in the cartoon.(Little noses, way off the wall hair do's, funny clothing, big feet.Also, Max the Grinch's dog is just TOO TOO cute :) They also did a good job on the Grinch's appearance. The thing I love most though, is the way they did the town, with all the shops, post office, etc. MILLIONS of dollars went into this, and such DETAIL on EVERYTHING!!! It is just wonderful to watch! The DVD has TONS of extras on it too.Games, songs, etc, for the TV AND PC. The movie is a couple hours long, but what movie isn't ? Actually, it is one hour and forty five minutes long. Like I said , the movie is wonderful, the sets and the actors (especially Jim Carrey) are flawless, and I give it an overall 2-thumbs-up!! It is great for kids and adults alike.