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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.

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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From the human beings that created E.T. and the author of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda" 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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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Once the film's screenplay script was completed, screenwriter Melissa Mathison would remain involved with the film throughout principal photography. Director Steven Spielberg occasionally needs to make changes to the script while filming and wants the writer's voice there to bring the characters alive. Spielberg said: "Melissa was there on the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) set every day, and every day on The BFG. So I've been very fortunate to bookend our relationship with two stories that came from her heart." Spielberg continues: "I have not had a chance to mourn Melissa, because she's been so vibrant and real to me, in the cutting room, on the scoring stage, in the dubbing room - she's just always been there with me, so because of that, it's going to be hard when I have to let The BFG go, because then I have to let Melissa go, too." See more »

Goofs

According to the postage date of one of the letters Sophie puts on the desktop, the events take place in September 1983. But when the Queen phones foreign presidents (suggested by the fact she tells to Nancy (Nancy Reagan) that she want to talk to Ronnie (Ronald Reagan)), she talks before with Boris. Assuming this refers to the Russian/Soviet leader, Boris Yeltsin was elected in 1991. Yuri Andropov headed the USSR at this time. See more »

Quotes

Sophie: Where am I?
The BFG: Giant Country!
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Crazy Credits

"For our Melissa." See more »

Connections

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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A cool movie from Disney, it's good to see Spielberg going back to making children's films.
19 December 2016 | by miguelneto-74936See all my reviews

The BFG surprised me, I expected nothing but a boring and bland movie from Disney, luckily the movie is cool, has funny moments, the giant is a very charismatic character, Ruby Barnhill is fine, Ruby's chemistry Barnhill with Mark Rylance is very good, the look is beautiful, it has good moments, the final scene is cool, the script has problems, the movie takes a while to get nice, I found the beginning very slow and tedious, the direction of The master of Steven Spielberg is good, even though it is not comparable to his best works, The BFG is a fun movie, with some funny moments, has a nice story, even a script with problems, and some weak dialogues, the chemistry of the main characters is Very good, and the movie soundtracks are pretty cool. Note 6.7


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