BIG AND LITTLE: A scene from the movie The BFG.
BIG AND LITTLE: A scene from the movie The BFG. Disney

BFG on the big screen

PROSERPINE Entertainment Centre will welcome The BFG to its screen this weekend.

It is the relationship between a little girl with a big imagination and a gentle giant that captivates us in Steven Spielberg's delightful film.

We are transported into a magical world in which Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is transported to Giant Country; scooped up from her bed by the giant who catches dreams and listens to children's hearts.

Based on a story by Roald Dahl, Melissa Mathison's screenplay concentrates on establishing the characters and their relationships as we become entrenched into fantastic realities.

He might be digital, but it is easy to believe in Mark Rylance's gangly, stooped giant with the hooked nose and big ears.

He talks a little squiggly and has some funny habits, including drinking the curious green frobscottle, prompting an amusing and explosive result.

But it is through the innocent eyes of the outspoken 10-year-old orphan girl who has never had a best friend, that the magic is created.

Remember Sebastian in The Neverending Story and his trials and tribulations in his journey to Fantasia?

It is with a similar personal connection that we join Sophie on her adventures with the BFG.

The film is utterly charming and overall everything about it works.

There is definitely magic afoot in it - small and tall - and it is highly recommended to audiences of all heights.

Information for this review was sourced from imdb.com.

CLASSIC

  • What: The BFG
  • When: 7pm, Friday, July 22, 4.30pm, Saturday, July 23, 2pm, Sunday, July 24, 12pm, Monday, July 25
  • Where: Proserpine Entertainment Centre
  • Cost: Adults $13, pensioners and students $12, kids $10
  • Tickets: 4945 2312

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