the Grinch Stole Christmas
Jim Carrey, Christine Baranski, Molly Shannon, Taylor Momsen
and countless other Whos.
by: Ron Howard
Buy it if you know what's good for you!
speaking? Let me just rodomontade a moment in a few paragraphs
on the greatness that is Jim Carrey. Sure, I'm biased -
I even loved Truman. Yes, yes, I'd breed with
the man. But, folks this is a perfect movie. A laughagigglely,
fantastabilly, who-tterific, stupendeliciously clever festival
of talent and perfection lead by the indefatigable Jim Carrey
as the Grinch.
audience cheered and roared with each Grinch-ism
Carrey effortlessly uttered. If ever a man was destined for
Jim is perhaps our greatest living comedian...too bold a statement?
Get your own review! I can not think of a single soul who could
have breathed life into the Grinch
with such passion and unreserved hootenanny.
movie - another great Ron Howard Film - is an immediate classic.
For generations, we will share this masterpiece together at
the holidays snuggled about around a warm fireplace, stockings
hung neatly in a row, Whobeast roasting in the stove. This must
be how people felt when The Wizard of Oz originally opened.
story goes... Whoville is getting all ready for this year's
Christmas day. But it's a very special holiday, as it also marks
the 1000th Whoville Whobilation Celebration. Little Cindy Lou
Who has nominated the mean one, Mr. Grinch
as Cheermeister 2000.
Mayor, an old nemesis of Grinchys,
will have none of it. He goes along with the gang and plans
his own little vengeance festival on the side.
Grinch, an emotionally immature
character, retaliates against the poor townfolk of Whoville.
Can't blame him, remember his heart is two sizes too small after
all. Can the brave Cindy Lou Who get the Grinch
to change his self loathing-manic depressive-anti social- textbook
Dr. Seuss fans will not be disappointed. Each and every Who
in Whoville had that innocence we all remember so well. Not
a swear word to be heard.
Carrey Honey Baked hammed it up with his own signature rapid
fire, improvosensational genius - even a quick mockimatation
of director Ron Howard thrown in. His voice, a cross between
Sean Connery and The Mask character was absolute perfection
for Sir Grinch. A consummate
comedian that can act as well as tickle various parts of....your
funny bone anytime he wants.
even gave Grinch
a love interest. Mega talented Christine Baranski
beauty/style maven) plays Martha, his childhood sweetheart.
You may or may not know she sports a "who" nose in
real life (and I am not referencing Pete Townshend here) so
she didn't really need the incredible make up the rest needed
The little girl playing Cindy Lou Who, Taylor Momsen, was one
of the cutest children ever cast on film. Simply precious.
Clint Howard ( Ron's brother) is
adorable as the mayor's lackey.
could go on for hours on the many incredible, whimsical, imaginative,
fanciful details that brought this movie tightly together into
the season's sweetest treat! Instead...go...leave now and get
to the nearest theater. Call everyone you know and enjoy.
Snack recommendation: Gizzards of Whobeast, what else?
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