Y'gotta understand: I love Jim Carrey. I think he is the greatest comedian since Dick Van Dyke--skip Mike Meyers and Robin Williams--Jim Carrey is nothing short of a genius, but this is a movie that simply did not need to be made. Certain stories don't need to be two-hour spectacles. "Dumbo," for instance, at only one hour running time, is Disney's shortest full-length animated motion picture, and it doesn't need any more length. It does everything in one hour that it needs to do. Adding to it would detract from its power. More is less. The same is true of the story of the Grinch; it doesn't need any more detail added; both the book and the 1/2-hour cartoon carry the story as far as it needs, and the addition of more details simply weakens the plot. No, I can't abide this picture in spite of my admiration for Jim Carrey. If you don't have Dr. Seuss' story in your DVD collection, I strongly suggest that your money is better spent on the cartoon with Boris Karloff as your narrator.