FILM TITLE: THE GRINCH
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: PG
DISTRIBUTOR: UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES
DIRECTOR: PETER CANDELAND, YARROW CHENEY
MAIN CAST: BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
LANGUAGE: NONE
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: Infrequent very Low impact sense of threat and menace without any casualties or injuries in an unrealistic, animated format. However, as a cautionary advisory Parental Guidance is recommended for younger sensitive viewers so that parents or care givers may allay any children’s fears that they might have or reassure them if necessary.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: Light-hearted themes with a very low sense of threat and menace, celebrating the Christmas Season, are presented in an animation genre, in a comedic fashion. Having started off hating Christmas and wanting to steal everyone’s gifts and happiness, the Grinch revisits his lonely and sad past, which is where he was brought up in an orphanage and had no food, parents, friends or family and Christmas was the worst day of his year. He is jealous of other’s happiness and decides to steal Christmas from them to make people as miserable as he is. However, when he meets the innovative Cindy-Lou Who, who sets a trap for Santa (Grinch) coming down the chimney, Grinch learns a valuable lesson from Cindy-Lou, singing does indeed make him feel better. He returns the gifts and learns that love, forgiveness and being kind to people feels far better than being miserable. Themes do not have the potential to cause moral or psychological harm to younger viewers. There are positive message of hope, love, forgiveness, family and friendship.