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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Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Melissa Mathison (screenplay by), Roald Dahl (based on the book by)
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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 (voice)
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 twenty-four-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 travelling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Elizabeth to help them get rid of all of 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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According to producer and director Steven Spielberg, he was raised on Grimm Fairytales, and they were very dark and very frightening with no redeeming social value, whatsoever. Spielberg said: "They were almost object lessons for kids, but (Roald) Dahl and (Walt) Disney both subscribed to the precepts of children's folklore and embraced the darkness, because what is a fairy-tale without a dark center? Without that dark center, where is the redemption, and how do you bring all of us out from the bowels of a nightmare into the most beautiful, enchanting dream we'd ever seen?" See more »

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After the grabbing Sophie, BFG hides by jumping and lying down on a truck. The tires and truck must be of superb construction because neither react to this sudden huge weight. See more »

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Fleshlumpeater: I has a boo boo
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The Amblin Entertainment logo has the rare theme in it. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of the BFG (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Rule Britannia
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne (uncredited)
Performed by The Central Band of The Royal British Legion
Courtesy of Clovelly Recordings Ltd.
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27 November 2016 | by creetarSee 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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Release Date:

1 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,775,350, 3 July 2016

Gross USA:

$55,483,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$195,243,411
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