Looking for a fun and entertaining movie to take the tween in your life to see this summer? Check out Disney’s latest film THE BFG!
We love to go to the movies but often find there’s nothing appropriate for a 9 year old. One of the challenges in raising a tween is finding good family oriented entertainment. Too old for “babyish” movies, many of the movies our son and his friends want to see have mature themes with too much violence and foul language. It’s always refreshing to find a film that doesn’t resort to those extremes and appeals to older kids and adults alike.
We found a perfect balance of family friendly entertainment, action, and a beautifully told story in Disney’s THE BFG. Directed by Steven Spielberg, it feels like the very best of what we love about the classic Disney movies and his movie ET all in one gorgeous and magical film.
Based on the children’s classic book by Roald Dahl, THE BFG tells the story of Sophie (played by the talented Ruby Barnhill), a curious and adventurous girl and her giant new friend The BFG. The BFG, short for The Big Friendly Giant, is beautifully played by Mark Rylance. Watching their friendship grow as they work together to solve problems and overcome obstacles is so heartwarming. They make a fantastic team!
The film takes you through all of their adventures on a rollercoaster of emotions and excitement.
Watching the movie felt seamless between the live action and special effects – simply amazing!
Fans of Downton Abbey will love seeing Penelope Wilton as The Queen of England. Here’s a fun clip from their visit to Buckingham Palace.
At 1 hour and 57 minutes, it’s absolutely worth seeing in 3D. We saw it with our son and 13 year old friend. After the movie, we all laughed and talked about the funny parts on the way home. It was definitely entertaining for older kids and adults alike. It’s a must see!
Here are some beautifully illustrated bookmarks with fun vocabulary words for fans of both The BFG book and movie
And a Word Search!
More about The BFG:
Watch Disney’s The BFG “Disney Legacy” Featurette
Like THE BFG on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebfgmovie
Follow Walt Disney Studios on Instagram: https://instagram.com/disneystudios
Follow Walt Disney Studios on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneystudios
THE BFG hits theaters everywhere on July 1st!
We were invited to a 3D screening of Disney’s THE BFG courtesy of our friends at Walt Disney Studios. All opinions shared are our own.