Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Watch Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

"He puts the mean in green."
  • PG
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.2  (223,006)
  • 46

In this live-action remake of the 1966 animated TV special, Jim Carrey stars as the grumpy green guy who is intent on spoiling Christmas for the residents of Whoville. The film was directed by Ron Howard and opened to mostly negative reviews. All the Whos of Whoville enjoy celebrating Christmas. The Grinch, a misanthropic green creature who lives in a cave on nearby Mount Crumpit, hates the holiday, and the Whos dislike him because of his mean-spiritedness, especially during the holiday season. Six-year-old Cindy Lou Who believes that everyone is focusing on the gifts and festivities instead on the personal relationships. She encounters the Grinch at the post office and later discovers he has a tragic past. The Grinch arrived in Whoville as a baby and was adopted by two elderly sisters. He was a timid child and not as cruel as he would later become. In school, the Grinch had a crush on Martha May Whovier, a beautiful girl in his class who reciprocated his feelings. Bully Augustus MayWho, however, was jealous that Martha liked the Grinch more than him and started bullying him. That Christmas, he made a Christmas angel as a gift for Martha, but accidentally cut his face while trying to shave due to MayWho claiming he had a beard. When MayWho and his classmates saw his cut face the next day, they (except Martha), including his teacher, teased him, causing him to lose his temper, declare his hatred for Christmas, and flee to Mount Crumpit, where he has resided since.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

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In this live-action remake of the 1966 animated TV special, Jim Carrey stars as the grumpy green guy who is intent on spoiling Christmas for the residents of Whoville. The film was directed by Ron Howard and opened to mostly negative reviews. All the Whos of Whoville enjoy celebrating Christmas. The Grinch, a misanthropic green creature who lives in a cave on nearby Mount Crumpit, hates the holiday, and the Whos dislike him because of his mean-spiritedness, especially during the holiday season. Six-year-old Cindy Lou Who believes that everyone is focusing on the gifts and festivities instead on the personal relationships. She encounters the Grinch at the post office and later discovers he has a tragic past.

The Grinch arrived in Whoville as a baby and was adopted by two elderly sisters. He was a timid child and not as cruel as he would later become. In school, the Grinch had a crush on Martha May Whovier, a beautiful girl in his class who reciprocated his feelings. Bully Augustus MayWho, however, was jealous that Martha liked the Grinch more than him and started bullying him. That Christmas, he made a Christmas angel as a gift for Martha, but accidentally cut his face while trying to shave due to MayWho claiming he had a beard. When MayWho and his classmates saw his cut face the next day, they (except Martha), including his teacher, teased him, causing him to lose his temper, declare his hatred for Christmas, and flee to Mount Crumpit, where he has resided since.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a 2000 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 46.

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  • Release Date
    2000
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 45 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (223,006)
  • Metascore
    46