The BFG

The BFG

Big Friendly Giant

DVD - 2016
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It tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part.
Publisher: [United States] :, Disney,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD J MOVIE BFG
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0,rda
1 videodisc (118 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
Alternative Title: Big Friendly Giant

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 01, 2017

I read the Roald Dahl book of the BFG when I was in Grade 2, and I still love reading it to this day. That’s seven years of reading about the giants, the BFG and all the characters in the story. I think that this was a good adaption of the book, however I think that the casting for the young girl could have been better; she was very unlike the girl I had in mind. But overall some parts were slower and it’s not the type of film that will make a big mark on me. Needless to say I recommend the book for sure and the BFG is my spirit animal!
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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aavishkakumar
Aug 01, 2017

It didn't really seem that great to me. It was interesting but I just really didn't enjoy it as much.

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Delia95
May 04, 2017

Wonderful family movie for young and old!

JCLJedD Apr 15, 2017

I wanted this adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG to be amazing, but it was just ok.

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evro66
Apr 04, 2017

It is a great movie for the fans of Roald Dahl.
Finally Spielberg decided that he can afford to make a nice movie, and fulfill the last wish of his now dead friend and collaborator Melissa Mathison (keep to the plot of Roald Dahl's book, which is really perfect and doesn't need to be changed) and not some cheesy crowd pleaser.
Unfortunately movie directors often imagine themselves geniuses and change wonderful books into trash. It didn't happen this time, it was such a pleasant surprise for us:). The movie is maximally close to the book - my grammar nazi daughter was very watchful for the changes.:)
Actors are great, and Ruby Barnhill is perfect for the role of Sophie.

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petal64
Mar 28, 2017

I didn't read the book and had no expectations of the film. I really, really liked it. :-)

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cowflop
Mar 27, 2017

I loved the story and loved the movie ...

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lReaderl
Feb 27, 2017

This movie was supposedly a "big thing" when it came out in theaters. Well, I started watching it and it fell short of my expectations. As others have said, it was very slow at times that made me want to end it...the only reason I sat through it to be honest was because the younger kids seemed to enjoy it in the family. I personally think that the story line wasn't bad; the movie had a lot of potential, but it fell short. Wouldn't recommend; waste of time.

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Dreamstime
Feb 20, 2017

Read Vrouk's comment below. My sentiments as well. Mark Rylance was great as the BFG. Acting and visual effects were terrific. But the last third of the story fell apart for me. Perhaps it was an attempt to be faithful to Roald Dahl's book. But the last third was beyond stupid. I was expecting more from Spielberg and Mathison. The Disney magic made an early appearance... but then it fizzled into a boring, disappointing mess.

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eliasmerkins
Feb 17, 2017

Quite a sweet movie. As I didn't have any expectations I enjoyed it a lot.

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