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(2016) (Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill) (PG)

Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Mild
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity None
Sex/Nudity Minor
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Mild
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Mild

Fantasy/Adventure: An orphan finds herself in the company of a giant who collects and distributes dreams and must protect her from much larger giants with an appetite for children.
Sophie (RUBY BARNHILL) is a young girl growing up in a 1980s era orphanage in London. Often suffering from insomnia, she ends up hearing and then seeing a giant lurking about the dark city streets outside her building. She rushes back to bed hoping not to be seen, but the giant (MARK RYLANCE) snatches her from that and returns her to his hidden world and specifically his cave. She's initially scared of the giant, but upon learning that he doesn't eat humans, she decides he's okay after all and names him BFG ("big friendly giant").

He spends most of his time collecting dreams and then distributing them to those sleeping in London and thereabouts. But he must also hide her from a much larger band of giants, led by Fleshlumpeater (JEMAINE CLEMENT) and his right-hand dimwit, Bloodbottler (BILL HADER), who do have an appetite for humans and have caught a whiff of Sophie.

Tired of seeing the others bully BFG, Sophie comes up with a plan that involves none other than the Queen of England (PENELOPE WILTON) and her country's military might. But getting to them and convincing her majesty to help will take some resourcefulness and bravery on her part and that of BFG.

If they're fans of the book, stories/movies about giants, or fantasy based children's movies in general, they probably will.
For action/peril, some scary moments and brief rude humor.

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