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The BFG ~ A GIANT Adventure Movie Review #TheBFGEvent

by Heather

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The BFG ~ In Theaters NOW

“It’s not as good as the book.” You hear that a lot. Sometimes from people who haven’t even read the book. And they’re right, some books should never have been turned into a movie (I’m looking at you Starship Troopers) because they were just so complex that you have to really dumb it down to get it into a 2 hour movie.

But you know what? Sometimes it is as good as the book. Or maybe even better. Sometimes they can take a book that you remember as a child, perhaps a book that scared you a bit, and turn it into a movie that touches you again as an adult. Something that makes you want to pick up the book and rediscover that place you visited as a child. Or maybe even makes you want to read something that you apparently completely missed out on as a child. Something that resonates with you because you remember feeling that lonely, even when you were surrounded by family.

Something like The BFG.

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The BFG is the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book of the same name. That same Roald Dahl that you thought wrote only one very very famous book that was turned into not one, but two movies, was apparently a very prolific writer. Who knew? Apparently everyone but my husband (I read all of his books over the years and have even introduced them to my six year old). The BFG is the story of Sophie, a very lonely girl living in an orphanage. One late night she happens to discover the BFG, an immortal giant, who spends his nights bringing dreams to children. The BFG also happens to be a very lonely, though for completely different reasons than Sophie. The story then follows their adventures to Giant Country as they work to overcome the reason for their loneliness. I won’t go into any more details, since I don’t want to spoil it for you.

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While in L.A. for The BFG Red Carpet Premiere we had the opportunity to see the film not once but twice. The first time was with a group of locals and everyone applauded at the end of the screening. The second time was at El Capitan Theatre and talent from the film, including, Mr. Steven Spielberg was in the audience. I couldn’t help but think back to our time with Steven Spielberg and Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance and Jemaine Clement, and Penelope Wilton and Rebecca Hall earlier in the day. Needless to say, the second viewing was that much more … more personal, touching, intense, and beautiful. I laughed, I cried (seriously, it is someone embarrassing), and I smiled throughout the entire film.

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Simply put, The BFG was a great movie. It made me want to hug my daughter. It made me want to steal the copy of the book that I gifted to my little one before I left town. It made me want to see the movie again.

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*I was invited by Disney to attend #TheBFGEvent to share my experience with my readers. All opinions are my own. Photos and video courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

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16 comments

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Shae H. July 1, 2016 - 5:46 pm

Thanks for the review. I’ve never read the book so I had no idea what the movie was about. My daughter has been begging me to take her to see it in the theater. Sounds like it would be an enjoyable night out for us.

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Linda Manns Linneman July 2, 2016 - 1:48 am

We will be seeing this great movie soon. I am so happy you had this experience and was kind enough to share it with us. Thank you and God Bless

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Heather Pfingsten July 2, 2016 - 9:40 pm

I hope that you enjoy it! I took my family today and they both loved it. Let me know what you think. Thanks for checking out my review, too. 😉

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Toni C July 2, 2016 - 2:33 am

I can’t wait to see this. I loved the book as a child and passed it on to my niece. I love that we can now watch this together.

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Dodette Marei July 2, 2016 - 1:06 pm

Something I can look forward, it is still on showing at our place. I always wanted to watch this. But somehow, the first line of this comment, lead me to a little disappointment.

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Margot C July 2, 2016 - 8:15 pm

This sounds so lovely to me. I can’t wait to see it (Sunday we will!)

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tina gonzalez July 3, 2016 - 12:20 am

I would love to see this. can’t wait

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Susan Smith July 3, 2016 - 8:44 pm

Sounds like a great movie! My daughter is looking forward to seeing this.

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Terry Poage July 3, 2016 - 9:55 pm

This sounds like a great movie. Can’t wait to see it.

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Zoey July 4, 2016 - 1:34 am

I loved this book as a child. I can’t wait to see the movie now as an adult!

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marthalynnr July 4, 2016 - 1:40 pm

How exciting that you got to see the premiere…twice! And being there for the interview must’ve been like a dream. I can’t wait to see this movie with my kids. And now I want to read the book with them, too!

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LAMusing July 4, 2016 - 4:41 pm

Really looking forward to this movie. It sounds delightful! Thanks for the review.

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dani July 4, 2016 - 10:01 pm

I hate to admit that I’ve never read any of Roald Dahl’s books and have only seen the original version of one of the other movies. Of course, anything that Steven Spielberg is associated with gets my expectations up. Lucky you to have gone to the screenings! Thanks for the review.

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Cindy S. July 5, 2016 - 2:56 am

This sounds like such a fun movie. Seems to have something for everybody. Look forward to sharing the experience with my kids.

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Judy Cowan July 6, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Thanks for the review, I can’t wait to see this movie. Disney movies are usually really good and the entire family enjoys them.

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Stacey A Smith July 6, 2016 - 10:23 pm

that looks like a movie that I will love to watch.and my family would love it to.can’t wait to see it.

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