| 117 min | Friday, July 1, 2016
Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and a Big Friendly Giant (BFG) who introduces her to the beauty and dangers of Giant Country. The BFG (voiced by Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing at 24 feet with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is charmingly silly as he is relatively quiet and reclusive for the most part. Unlike other residents of Giant Country such as Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) who are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, the BFG prefers to dine on vegetables and soft drinks.
Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a perceptive and wise 10-year- old girl from London, is initially terrified of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave. Sophie soon realized that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming. She immediately developed a friendship with the big, friendly giant who patiently entertained and answered her questions. The BFG brings Sophie 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 as tiny as she is in the land of the giants, Sophie’s presence has attracted the unwanted attention of the inhabitants of Giant Country, who have become increasingly more troublesome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.
Disney’s BFG stars Mark Rylance as the BFG, Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, Penelope Wilton as The Queen of the United Kingdom, Rebecca Hall as Mary, Bill Hader as the menacing giant Bloodbottler, and Jemaine Clement as Fleshlumpeater.
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