Grinch (Ultra HD Blu-ray)
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The Grinch (Jim Carrey) 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. Does this mean the Whos won't be celebrating this year? Not if little Cindy Lou has anything to do with it.
- Movies & TV
- 2 Oct 2017
- Ultra HD Blu-ray
- Kids & Family
- Region B
- Number of Discs
- Interactive Menus
- 101 min
- Age Restriction
- Supply Source
- Release Year
- Running Time
- 105 min
- Alternate Title
- Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- 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.
- Theatrical Release: November 17, 2000
Max the Dog was found in a pound a few months before shooting.
Screenwriters Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman also wrote WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT.
"Where Are You Christmas?," cowritten by Mariah Carey and performed by Faith Hill, is featured on the film's soundtrack, along with a rap song, "Grinch 2000," featuring Jim Carrey and Busta Rhymes.
Director Ron Howard had to convince the widow of Ted (Dr. Seuss) Geisel to grant him permission to film the beloved children's story.
Jim Carrey spent five hours a day in the makeup chair to get into costume.
Jeff Strickler of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune named THE GRINCH one of the 10 best films of 2000.
- Cast & Crew
- Ron Howard
- Christine Baranski / Jim Carrey / Clint Howard / Bill Irwin / Taylor Momsen / Molly Shannon / Mindy Sterling / Jeffrey Tambor / Verne Troyer
- James Horner
- Brian Grazer
- Director of Photography
- Don Peterman
- Production Designer
- Michael Corenblith
- Costume Designer
- Rita Ryack
- Movie Critics
- Box Office
- "...HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS still has heart....[Carrey gives] a maniacal performance..."— Michael Tunison (1 Jan 2001, p.66)
- Hollywood Reporter
- "...Thanks to makeup whiz Rick Baker's surprisingly flexible latex work, Carrey's patented rubbery expressions are allowed to come through unimpeded..."— Michael Rechtshaffen (17 Nov 2000, p.8)
- New York Times
- "...Mr. Carrey's ability to pentrate his character's disguise and get away with his usual mugging and clowning is technically no small accomplishment..."— Stephen Holden (17 Nov 2000, p.E20)
- "...Fantastic....A hugely imaginative technical achievement....Carrey wears the costume well..."— Dan Jolin (1 Jan 2000, p.88)