The BFG (2016)
February 13, 2023 9:22 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Ten-year-old Sophie (Ryby Barnhill) is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). 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 (Bill Hader), Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria (Penelope Wilton) to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

Also starring Rebecca Hall, Marilyn Norry, Chris Shields, Matt Frewer, Geoffrey Wade, Rafe Spall, Haig Sutherland.

Directed by Steven Spielberg. Screenplay by Melissa Mathison. Based on The BFG by Roald Dahl. Produced by Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer. Cinematography by Janusz KamiƄski. Edited by Michael Kahn. Music by John Williams.

74% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Disney Plus. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total)
Whenever I see this movie, I immediately think of the gun from Doom.
posted by Spike Glee at 10:42 AM on February 13, 2023 [2 favorites]

Mark Rylance is so magical that even this defanged, Disneyfied version of a Dahl story still has its moments.

It's still piffle, but as with anything Spielberg, it's expertly made.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:10 AM on February 13, 2023 [3 favorites]

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