The Grinch (PG)★★★½

By December 25, 2018Backstage Pass

Benedict Cumberbatch voices the Grinch in “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” from Illumination.

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“The Grinch” is an animated cartoon for kids and adults by Universal Pictures. The film is based on the Dr. Seuss book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Benedict Cumberbatch voices the Grinch. Pharrell Williams is the voice of the narrator.
Most people know the story of the Grinch; however in this film, you find out why the Grinch is so grouchy! The Grinch’s dog Max steals the movie, as does the darling Cindy-Loo-Hoo.

It’s a fresh update from the 1966 cartoon film. It’s bright, with colorful set designs, great dry humor, and messages of love and kindness are perfect as is a cute little dog named Max. Filled with hilarious jokes and Christmas theme make this a holiday film for ages three through twelve, although teens and adults will snicker as well.

Sarah Knight Adamson© December 1, 2018