BFG, The (film)

BFG, The (film) Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, arrives in Giant Country. Initially frightened by the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, she soon comes to realize that the BFG (as in Big Friendly Giant) is actually quite gentle and charming. The Giant stands 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, but is endearingly dimwitted and keeps to himself for the most part. He introduces Sophie to the wonders and perils of Giant Country, and brings her to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, including Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater, who have become increasingly bothersome. Sophie and the BFG travel to London to convince the Queen that giants do indeed exist, warn her of the precarious giant situation, and come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Released on July 1, 2016, after a June 22 release in Sweden. Stars Mark Rylance (The BFG), Ruby Barnhill (Sophie), Penelope Wilton (Queen), Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater), Rebecca Hall (Mary), Bill Hader (Bloodbottler). Filmed in widescreen format. Based on the book by Roald Dahl, which had earlier, in 1989, been made into an 87-minute animated TV feature by Cosgrove Hall Productions in the U.K. Running time is 118 minutes.