Parents can relax: Ron Howard's version of Dr. Seuss' tale of the Christmas-napping Grinch is a smartly stylized hoot. It features a virtuoso performance by Jim Carrey, great-looking Seussian sets, and enough sophisticated in-jokes to keep adults
interested when the whimsy level threatens to get out of hand. Carrey is pretty much the whole show, all but unrecognizable inside a hairy green suit. Saddled with a hilarious gut and impossibly long fingers, he's his usual bundle of manic energy, a contortionist with the timing of a Borscht Belt comic and a voice that sounds oddly like Sean Connery's (apparently the result of his Grinch costume's dental prosthetic). Screen...