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The BFG (2016)

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An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

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Maidmasher / Cook (as Olafur Darri Olafsson)
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Manhugger / Lout #1
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Butcher Boy / Danish Driver (as Michael David Adamthwaite)
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Childchewer / Pub Landlord
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Meatdripper / Lout #3
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Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Elizabeth to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all. Written by Jwelch5742

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From the human beings that created E.T. and the author of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda" See more »


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Rated PG for action/peril, some scary moments and brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Big Valley  »

Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,584,969 (USA) (1 July 2016)

Gross:

$55,472,665 (USA) (7 October 2016)
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Trivia

This film's screenwriter Melissa Mathison, who wrote E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) for Steven Spielberg, also wrote uncredited the first draft screenplay for Spielberg's family / childrens' film The Adventures of Tintin (2011). See more »

Goofs

All of the Queen's equerries, assistants and servants address her as "ma'am" which rhymes with farm. However, it is well known that the real Queen Elizabeth II hates this and prefers being called "m'am" which rhymes with jam. As close aides to the Queen, they should really know this. Funnily enough the only person who gets it right is Sophie, who could be forgiven for getting it wrong. See more »

Quotes

Sophie: What's in those jars?
The BFG: Dreams.
Sophie: Dreams aren't things!
The BFG: Is that right?
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Crazy Credits

"For our Melissa." See more »

Connections

Featured in The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Piper's Maggot Jig
from Barry Lyndon (1975)
Arranged by Leonard Rosenman
Courtesy of Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.
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27 November 2016 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I do understand that people are disappointed when watching a Kids movie and expecting an exciting and challenging plot. What is wrong with you guys? Just because it says Steven Spielberg doesn't mean this is a movie that is specifically designed for your needs. I am 30+ and I like this movie a lot, watching it from a kids perspective you even understand the breakfast scene and I bet all kids would laugh at it. It is kinda sad, seeing how incapable some people are recognizing a movie for kids as such. This is a proper 8! I like the accent, the CGI is fitting, the story is for kids, so if you are not a kid, stfu. I can fully recommend it to anybody with an open mind, who is not looking for the kids version of an Captain America Civil War CGI fest.


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