Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
  • PG
  • 1h 26m
  • 2018
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Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss' beloved classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, The Grinch is fun for the whole family!

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Common Sense Says
Pratfall-heavy take on holiday tale is fun, mostly gentle.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Dr. Seuss' The Grinch is an animated adaptation of the classic holiday story, featuring the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch as the legendary Christmas curmudgeon. The movie is appropriate for most younger viewers, with many more scenes of physical comedy and pratfalls than genuine peril (though there is a scene in which it looks like the Grinch will fall over a mountain -- but of course he's saved). Expect lots of falls from heights, catapulting through the air, speeding on sleds, etc. The Grinch ends up in his underwear in a brief scene, and a naked Who is seen behind a cookie that's strategically placed to obscure anything inappropriate. Like Seuss' original, this is a story about kindness, compassion, love, and generosity being the true meaning of Christmas.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:November 9, 2018
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
If purchased in:4K
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