The BFG parents guide

The BFG

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.

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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The BFG
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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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The BFG
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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