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11 December 2006

[Reel-Reviews] How the Grinch Stole Christmas (3 stars)

We first saw this film on Christmas Eve, just the two of us in the printworks, and loved every minute of its seasonally-appropriate silliness. We re-watched this on Saturday whilst wrapping presents and writing cards, with a glass of mulled wine. Ahhh… lovely!

Normally I’d run a mile from a kids film directed by Ron Howard and starring Jim Carrey, but for once, Jim does himself and it justice. It’s filled with good one liners (“Blast this Christmas music. It's joyful and triumphant.”), silly visual gags and a moral ending about Christmas not being about the presents!

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