How the Grinch Stole Christmas

You may remember a film done in 1980 called Popeye, a film by Robert Altman, that attempted to bring the two-dimensional comic strip of the same name to life. Unfortunately, Popeye was an utter disgrace equipped with a crowded set, terrible songs and dreadful humor. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" comes all-too-close to this appalling level. Fortunately, Jim Carrey was hired to play the Grinch, who can be credited for making this film so enjoyable. The script is filled with good one-liners that ought to appease adults and Carrey's slapstick is more than enough to please the children. However, since this film is based on a traditional holiday special, more plot had to be added to fill in time. These additions don't make "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" any better than it was already. It can be summed up as a satisfactory holiday film.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence

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Starring:

Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin, Molly Shannon, Jeremy Howard, T.J. Thyne, Lacey Kohl, Nadja Pionilla

Directed by:

Ron Howard

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2000 comedy

Rated PG.

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Don Ignacio's score: B-

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