the Grinch Stole Christmas.
me 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.
audience cheered and roared with each Grinch-ism
Carrey effortlessly uttered. If ever a man was destined for a
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. 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
case- self? Hmmm...
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 (singer/actress/
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
need the incredible make up the rest needed to transform.
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.
Here's the Grinch's official
cost of collecting Grinch
stuff to date? $ 238.00. Some people pay bills...
Snack recommendation: Gizzards of Whobeast, what else?
Staring: Jim Carrey, Christine Baranski, Molly Shannon,
Taylor Momsen and countless other Whos.
Directed by: Ron Howard