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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.

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Melissa Mathison (screenplay by), Roald Dahl (based on the book by)
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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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Storyline

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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The world is more giant than you can imagine. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | India

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Valley See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,584,969, 3 July 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,483,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$199,905,224
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Frank Marshall said: "Roald Dahl's stories are not just happy-go-lucky fantasies. There's a lot of humor to them, but there's also a little bit of a dark side. He walks on the edge. They're a little scary, and I think that's what appeals to people." Director Steven Spielberg added: "It was very brave of him to introduce that combination of darkness and light, which was so much Walt Disney's original signature in a lot of his earlier works like Dumbo (1941), Fantasia (1940), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and Cinderella (1950). Being able to be scary and redemptive at the same time, and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone - it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book." 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

The BFG: [from the trailer] Run, Sophie! Hide!
[Sophie gets out of sight just in time, as the Man-Eating Giants surround the BFG]
Fleshlumpeater: Does you have a little pet?
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"For our Melissa." See more »

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Version of The BFG (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Air from 'Atys'
Written by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performed by Capriccio Basel Baroque Orchestra
Conducted by Dominik Kiefer
Courtesy of Tudor Recording AG
By arrangement with Source/Q and Naxos
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Why is this getting so much hate?
6 November 2016 | by windlepaulSee all my reviews

Firstly this is not your average Spielberg movie, it's more of a feel good family movie. The reason people hate this movie is because they are comparing it to a proper Spielberg movie. I think Spielberg was trying to do something different this time for kid viewers. My family loved this movie and if you hated this movie while you're reading this, just give it another try. Lot's of people think this is very immature because of it's fart jokes, I was counting how many fart jokes there were surprisingly there were only four in the entire movie. The director has had a few bad movies recently (Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the Krystal Skull etc.) Basically what I'm trying to say is that this is a good movie and it is too much hate.


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