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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.

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Maidmasher / Cook (as Olafur Darri Olafsson)
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Manhugger / Lout #1
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Butcher Boy / Danish Driver (as Michael David Adamthwaite)
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Childchewer / Pub Landlord
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Gizzardgulper / Late Night Walker
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Meatdripper / Lout #3
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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 »


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

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Also Known As:

Big Valley  »

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Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,584,969 (USA) (1 July 2016)

Gross:

$55,472,665 (USA) (7 October 2016)
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Trivia

The height of the BFG (the Big Friendly Giant) played by actor Mark Rylance was a twenty-four feet, the height of The Gizzardgulper (Chris Gibbs) was thirty-nine feet; the height of The Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) was forty-three feet; and the height of The Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) was fifty feet. The height range of the giants in Giant Country ranged between twenty-four and fifty-two-feet with the BFG's brothers all standing between thirty-nine and fifty-two feet. The height of source novelist Roald Dahl at his peak stood six feet six inches-tall, Dahl being somewhat of a giant in real life himself. Moreover, publicity for The BFG (2016) declares that its lead actor Mark Rylance is "a giant himself". Another one of Dahl's stories which has been filmed is called James and the Giant Peach (1996). 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

[from trailer]
Sophie: Never get out of the bed. Never go to the window. Never look behind the curtain.
[Sophie does so, and spots a giant. She rushes back to bed, but the giant comes for her... ]
Sophie: And that is where our story begins...
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Crazy Credits

The Amblin Entertainment logo has the rare theme in it. See more »

Connections

Version of The BFG (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Piper's Maggot Jig
from Barry Lyndon (1975)
Arranged by Leonard Rosenman
Courtesy of Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.
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lovely movie
23 December 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't get the bad reviews here, were they watching the same film? or maybe they have lost touch with their inner child. I loved this film and I'm not a kid I'm a 55 year old bloke. The film follows the book faithfully and keeps hold of Roald Dahl's odd humour well. The girl playing Sophie is an excellent Northern British actress who plays the part very well and is well cast, the giant character is funny, magical and full of warmth and charm with the CG very well done. Sure its a kids film but as such it is a very good one, if you want more adult material then don't watch kids films but if you like magical fantasy with humour and great visuals I recommend the BFG wholeheartedly.


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