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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 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | India | UK

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:

$18,775,350, 3 July 2016

Gross USA:

$55,483,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,288,689
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The BFG, at twenty-four-feet-tall, is the smallest of the giants in Giant Country, his brothers range in size from thirty-nine feet to fifty-two feet. But the BFG is also the kindest. He speaks Gobblefunk, reads Charles Dickens' "Nicholas Nickleby" by Roald Dahl's Chickens and catches dreams which he shares with children as they sleep. Screenwriter Melissa Mathison said: "Even though he detests Snozzcumber, he eats it, almost as if contrition for the fact that his fellow giants eat children. The BFG is a vegetable-eating, peaceful giant". See more »

Goofs

When the Queen is in residence, the Royal Standard is the flag that should be flying above Buckingham Palace. In this film, it is the Union Flag. This should only fly when the Queen isn't at home. It used to be the case that the Royal Standard should be the only flag above the palace and when the Queen was away, there would be nothing. However, there was an uproar following the death of Princess Diana as Queen Elizabeth II wasn't home so there was no flag to put at half mast. Since then, it's the Royal Standard when she's in, and the Union Flag when she's away. See more »

Quotes

Sophie: Why did you take me?
The BFG: Because I hears your lonely heart, in all the secret whisperings of the world.
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Crazy Credits

The closing Disney logo is not shown after the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Il Barbiere Di Siviglia: Film Adaptation Of The Cavatina
from Barry Lyndon (1975)
Arranged by Leonard Rosenman
Performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.
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I liked it
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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