Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie (Ruby Barnhill), a 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie toDream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country.
I had low expectations for this film – I don’t know why. Perhaps because Finding Dory was released two weeks prior and had so much build up – The BFG didn’t quite match up. However, I’m excited to tell you, The BFG blew my low expectations out of the water! It’s a very heart-warming story, with a VERY hilarious scene at the Queen’s palace that was totally unexpected (our theater was roaring with laughter, and I had tears streaming down my face from laughing so hard – that’s never happened to me before at a theater.)
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