Family Movie Night with The BFG

Movie Wednesday The BFG

Sophie lives a lonely life in an orphanage…until one night she spies a prowling giant in a long black cloak with an enormous trumpet. Unfortunately, the giant spots her too and snatches her from her bed into the night! But this giant is no monster. He is the Big Friendly Giant!

Once she’s over the shock, Sophie has the biggest friend in the world and they go on amazing adventures. But Giant Country is also home to other giants—vicious creatures who eat humans for dinner every night. Sophie and the BFG have to save the children of the world, but they can’t do it alone…

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Steven Spielberg recently adapted Roald Dahl’s classic novel The BFG, to mostly positive critical reception. But before that The BFG was adapted for television in 1989, which was one of the rare adaptations of Dahl’s work that the author himself liked.

Overflowing with frobscottle and whizzpoppers, The BFG is a gloriumptious adventure for the whole family!

Discussion Questions

  • If you’ve read the book, how do you think the movie compares? And if you’ve seen both film adaptations, which do you think is better and why?
  • Could the giants exist on a diet other than humans, or do they have no choice but to eat people? Why might that make a difference in how we view the giants?
  • Did the BFG make the right choice in kidnapping Sophie? Explain.
  • Is there an overall theme to the film? Stand up to the bullies? Friendship can be found anywhere? Don’t eat snozzcumbers? Something else? Give examples that illustrate the central message.
  • What’s your favorite made-up word that the BFG uses?

Additional Resources

Recipe for Snozzcumber Swiss Rolls

Top 10 Legendary Giants

8 Literary Activities Based on the BFG

Movie Discussion Club

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