The BFG parents guide


You can't judge a giant by his size.

Overall B-

Even though he is enormous and scary looking, the BFG –Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) is a gentle soul who befriends a young orphan named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill). This movie is based on Roald Dahl’s children’s novel.

Release date July 1, 2016

Violence B-
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use B+

Why is The BFG rated PG? The MPAA rated The BFG PG for action/peril, some scary moments and brief rude humor.

Run Time: 118 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is The BFG rated PG? The BFG is rated PG by the MPAA for action/peril, some scary moments and brief rude humor.

Violence: A child is frightened when she is kidnapped by a giant. Even larger, scary-looking giants are depicted who eat human beings. Death threats and moments of peril occur. A child has to run and hide to save herself from being devoured. Other children who were not lucky enough to escape the giants are mentioned, one in detail. Characters are bullied and mocked. Nightmares are discussed and depicted. Weapon use, property destruction and battling forces are portrayed without any graphic detail.

Sexual Content: Crude and detailed depictions of flatulence are used to create humor.

Language: Some name-calling occurs.

Drug and Alcohol Use: Loud and drunken patrons are seen leaving a pub.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG May Frighten Young Children.
Alberta PG
Manitoba G Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Violence.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
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Cast and Crew

The BFG is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Mark Rylance .

This movie is based on the Roald Dahl novel, The BFG.

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Home Video

The most recent home video release of The BFG movie is November 29, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The BFG
Release Date:  6 December 2016
The BFG releases to home video (BD + DVD + Digital HD) with the following extras:
- Bringing “The BFG” to Life – Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) hosts a phizz-whizzing journey through the making of “The BFG.” This behind-the-scenes documentary details the film’s progression through interviews with Roald Dahl’s daughter Lucy Dahl, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, executive producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and numerous members of the talented cast and crew.
- The Big Friendly Giant and Me – Sophie wasn’t the first “bean” in Giant Country—many illustrations were created as if drawn by a little boy who was there long before Sophie. This charming, in-world short will bring the drawings to life with animation and narration, recounting the friendship and the dreams shared between the boy and the Big Friendly Giant.
- Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG – A whoopsey-splunkers tutorial on the meaning of the gloriumptious gobblefunk in “The BFG.”
- Giants 101 – Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater) and Bill Hader (Bloodbottler) introduce us to the loathsome giants in “The BFG,” along with movement choreographer/motion capture performer Terry Notary, who collaborated with the actors and Director Steven Spielberg prior to filming to develop their movements and character traits.
- Melissa Mathison: A Tribute – An homage to Melissa Mathison, the extraordinary, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of “The BFG” and “E.T.,” whose talent and heart were as immense as the giants in “The BFG.”

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