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The Grinch Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jim Carrey

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In the city of Whoville, the citizens live in a state of forced merriment and consumerism, obsessing over the Christmas holiday.

Atop the peak of nearby Mt. Crumpet lives the Grinch (Jim Carrey), a green, furry creature who, due to events buried deep in his distant past, hates Christmas with a passion. Huddling inside his grimy, trash-filled mountaintop lair, the Grinch ventures down to the town with his faithful dog Max only to wreak havoc upon the townsfolk.

While skulking through the town's Post Office for the purpose of distributing jury summonses and eviction notices, the Grinch encounters Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen), a young girl who seeks to find the true meaning of Christmas and resolves to bring the Christmas spirit to the Grinch, whether he likes it or not.

Convincing the townsfolk to name the Grinch their Holiday Cheermeister for their Wholiday Christmas Eve Celebration, Cindy Lou is horrified when the vindictive mayor of Whoville (Jeffrey Tambor) and his faithful toady (Clint Howard), the very same pair who drove the Grinch from town in the first place, humiliate him and drive him into a frenzy.
Returning to his lair, the vengeful Grinch resolves to construct his very own sleigh and Santa Claus-suit and steal the Christmas merriment from the Whos forever...
The review of this Movie prepared by James Craver



In the city of Whoville, the Whos are obsessed with Christmas. Only little Cindy Lou Who doesn't understand why everyone becomes so "cabobbled" over the yuletide holiday. Meanwhile, up on Mount Crumpet, the Grinch hates Christmas. It all goes down to when he was a young boy, when his classmates made fun of all his hair. Cindy decides to pay the Grinch a little visit to see what he is really like, and invits him down to Whoville. When he arrives, the Mayor gives him a shaver. Angry at all this, he burns the whole town down. The Whos rebuild it in a hurry, and so decides to steal the holiday from them. Dressing up as Father Christmas, he goes down there and steals everything. The unrecogizined Jim Carrey gives a wonderful performance as the Grinch, while Taylor Momsen is cute as Cindy. Overall, the sets, makeup, and direction by Ron Howard are fantastic.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison



Director Ron Howard brings the beloved Dr. Seuss story to life in The Grinch. Starring Jim Carrey in the title role, The Grinch is a more detailed and explained story of the life of the Grinch based on the book and cartoon (read by Boris Karloff). Here we get to see why the Grinch lives on top of the snowy mountain and why he hates the WHO'S so much. Sure to be a Holiday Classic!
The review of this Movie prepared by Alan








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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   holiday comedy How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   long lived adults Has magical powers?    -   Yes

Setting

Ice Caps?    -   Yes Where?    -   North Pole Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 5-10 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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