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THE GRINCH (2000)

THE GRINCH <span>(2000)</span> artwork

THE GRINCH (2000)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 101

Release dates 07/12/2012, 20/11/2000

Ratings Info Contains mild scary scenes

Genre(s) Fantasy, Comedy, Children

Director(s) Ron Howard

Cast includes Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Molly Shannon, Anthony Hopkins (narrator), Josh Ryan Evans, Frankie Ray, Jeremy Howard, Walter Franks, Bill Irwin, Lacey Kohl, Suzanne Krull, Jim Meskimen, Taylor Momsen, Jessica Sara, Mary Stein, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Rachel Winfree

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 27/11/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE GRINCH is an adaptation of Dr Seuss's 1957 book, 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas', in which a green hairy monster tries to spoil the festive season.

Threat

The Grinch attempts to scare people, although these scenes are brief and comic.

In some scenes the Grinch performs tricks that would be dangerous if copied, such as eating the top of a glass bottle, eating hot coals, and lighting his alcoholic breath with a blowtorch. However, it is clear that the Grinch is a fantastical character within a fantastical world and there is no suggestion that people could safely emulate such behaviour.

There are moments of innuendo and rude humour involving the Grinch, such as his hand landing on a woman's chest, turning his backside towards spectators and telling them to "kiss it", and placing a dog's rear end next to the face of a man dreaming about kissing a woman. The dog's eyes then widen, implying the man has kissed its backside. In another scene, a cat is accidentally sucked up into a vacuum cleaner and a dog is thrown into some snow, but there is no evidence any animals were harmed.

Flashbacks to the Grinch being laughed at and bullied at school are used to explain his personality, but the bullying is not condoned. Infrequent very mild bad language includes a use of 'blast'.

Details

Title
THE GRINCH
Also known as
DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMASHOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS,DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS,HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS - THEATRICAL COMMENTARY,THE GRINCH (SUBTITLES FOR THE HARD OF HEARING),GRINCH
Year
2000
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
U.I.P. (UK),Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd,Universal Pictures Int (UK),Front Row TV Ltd,Columbia/Tri-Star Home Video
Classified date(s)
06/12/2012
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF163182

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