How the Grinch Stole Christmas

When I first saw the trailer for this movie I immediately thought “oh god here we go again with another remake of how to capitalize on the Christmas box office sales”. My next groaner was that the book is a 15-minute read for a ten year old and that stretching it out to a full-length movie would be a nightmare. I’m very happy to say that I was wrong.During the film the audience slipped into a trance from start to finish. Jim Carey becomes the Grinch. “Let’s see,” he purrs, “4 o’clock: Wallow in self-pity. 4:30: Stare into the abyss.5 o’clock: Come up with a solution to world hunger and don’t tell anybody.” I can’t say he will win an award for his role, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he got nominated. High atop Mt. Crumpit, the Grinch peers down on the Christmas adoring Who’s and decides to pay the town a visit. Here he meets Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsem), Cindy is 8 years old and is trying to find out the real meaning of Christmas. She is not fooled for one second by the many different faces the Grinch puts on as he tries to scare her away. The amount of effort put into the design for this film was truly amazing. Sixty make-up artists applied as many as 110 “make-ups” each day. Most could only be used once, and at the end of the filming there were 8000 facial applications (rubber pieces glued to the characters faces) with 3500 ears used.How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a spectacular film that is a must see for kids of all ages.