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The BFG -- A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.
The BFG -- Clip: Trying To Catch A Phizzwizzard
The BFG -- Featurette: Mark Rylance
The BFG -- A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.
The BFG -- The story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

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Director:
Writers:
Melissa Mathison (screenplay)
Roald Dahl (book)
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Release Date:
1 July 2016 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
From the human beings that created E.T. and the author of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda" See more »
Plot:
A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Simply Delightful See more (185 total) »

Cast

  (Cast overview, first billed only)

Mark Rylance ... BFG

Ruby Barnhill ... Sophie

Penelope Wilton ... The Queen

Jemaine Clement ... Fleshlumpeater

Rebecca Hall ... Mary

Rafe Spall ... Mr. Tibbs

Bill Hader ... Bloodbottler

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Maidmasher / Cook (as Olafur Darri Olafsson)

Adam Godley ... Manhugger / Lout #1

Michael Adamthwaite ... Butcher Boy / Danish Driver (as Michael David Adamthwaite)

Daniel Bacon ... Bonecruncher / Lout #2

Jonathan Holmes ... Childchewer / Pub Landlord

Chris Gibbs ... Gizzardgulper / Late Night Walker

Paul Moniz de Sa ... Meatdripper / Lout #3

Marilyn Norry ... Matron
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Roald Dahl's The BFG" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
"Roald Dahl's the BFG" - Canada (English title) (complete title), International (English title) (complete title)
"The Big Friendly Giant" - USA (long title)
"BFG: Big Friendly Giant" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for action/peril, some scary moments and brief rude humor
Runtime:
117 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Argentina:Atp (with warning) | Belgium:KT | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Chile:TE | Germany:0 (bw) | Hong Kong:I | Japan:G | Malaysia:P13 | Mexico:A | Netherlands:6 | Philippines:G | Portugal:M/6 | Russia:6+ (original rating) | Russia:12+ (re-rating) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:8 | Taiwan:GP | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #50455)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Steven Spielberg said of the film's production designer: "Rick Carter did an amazing job. He designed everything from the most amazing, Dickensian cobblestone streets to a grand ballroom in Buckingham Palace, which we built practically."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Fleshlumpeater steals BFG's fizzy water, BFG puts the vegetable on the table. But directly after Sophie climbs out of the vegetable the fizzy water bottle is seen back on the table for a second.See more »
Quotes:
Sophie:Why are you giving me a dream?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Piper's Maggot JigSee more »

8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Simply Delightful, 15 December 2016
Author: spmact from Canada

First off, I'm not a huge children's movie fan, but this one was just so charming and cute I couldn't help but like it. The real star is the BFG. The funny way he talks and the emotions on his face really made the movie for me. The little girl does a pretty good job as well.

This isn't the kind of movie you watch for the story. It's simple enough, but does the job. It's more for the interaction between the girl and the giant, and in that department the movie delivers. Sure there were some childish jokes, but there were plenty of other moments that made me laugh out loud without involving body functions.

I don't get why so many people hated on this movie. Where they expecting Schindler's List? This wasn't that kind of Spielberg Movie. It was more about the interaction of a child and magical friend, akin to ET - and while it may not be quite as good, I still got a lot of enjoyment out of it. If you don't think you're going to be a stick in the mud about it, go ahead and give it a watch. You might end up being surprised at how much you like it, just like I was.

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