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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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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 »


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

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1 July 2016 (USA)  »

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Big Valley  »

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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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According to The New Yorker magazine: "During principal photography, in Vancouver, in the spring of 2015, Melissa Mathison was on the set every day, handing cards to the director with the day's scene on it - a practice carried over from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) that encouraged Steven Spielberg to detach from the script in its entirety. "Melissa was so inspirational for me on 'E.T.' because she had this technique that I'd never used before, and I've only done it with Melissa," Spielberg says. "She said, 'Why don't you leave your script at home and just focus on the day's work?' So she wrote out the day's work on three-by-five cards, and printed the cards and gave me a copy. 'If you really need to see the script, the continuity person is sitting just over there.' I always carry the script with me all the time, and she weaned me of holding my script like Linus's security blanket. When we did 'The BFG,' I looked at Melissa and she said, 'Steve, are you ready to get back to the cards?' I went, 'Really, Melissa?' 'Yes, I think we need to keep a continuity between the last time we worked and this time,' so I went right to the cards"." 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 »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.57 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Scotland The Brave
from The Pipes Of Scotland
Performed by Robbie McLean
Courtesy of Clovelly Recordings Ltd.
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A pleasure for the eye and the soul
29 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

A beautiful tale brought to life by Spielberg. A fascinating universe makes up for the simplicity of the story (which can be forgiven since it's a children's book). Dahl's original story is beautifully retold on screen. The jokes and good ending most certainly make it an amazing, enjoyable family movie that is a pleasure for both the eye and the soul.


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