– Przygodowy, Familijny, Fantasy
– Porywajaca opowieść o przyjaźni małej dziewczynki i tajemniczego olbrzyma, który odkrywa przed nią cuda i sekrety magicznej krainy …
– Sophie, a poor orphaned young girl, lives in a London orphanage. She stays awake reading through the nights due to her insomnia. At 3:00 AM, or what she calls the „witching hour”, she sees an elderly giant outside of her window. The giant captures her and takes her into Giant Country. There, he explains that he named himself the „Big Friendly Giant” or the „BFG” for short and that Sophie must stay with him for the rest of her life because she saw him and must not be allowed to reveal the existence of giants. After learning that she has insomnia and that she doesn’t believe he can control dreams, he manages to read her to sleep and gives her a nightmare about failing to escape and being eaten by another giant.
When Sophie awakes the fearsome leader of the man-eating giants called the Fleshlumpeater enters the BFG’s home and smells a human. Sophie hides in a gruesome vegetable called a snozzcumber, which the BFG unknowingly encourages him to eat. On remembering that he never eats vegetables or drinks water due to Fleshlumpeater’s group not liking either one, he throws the snozzcumber down and leaves.
The BFG gives Sophie some replacement clothes as hers are ruined from the snozzcumber, and has a strange reaction to her finding a red jacket. He puts Sophie in a treehouse and says he is leaving to capture dreams. She eventually convinces the BFG to take her to Dream Country – but as they leave, they accidentally wake up the man-eating giants. They throw the BFG around and have him placed on a garbage truck that Sophie hides in while Gizzardgulper skis down the opposite hill on two cars. As the pair escape during a thunderstorm where the man-eating giants dislike getting wet, Sophie tells the BFG that he should not allow the other giants to bully him. Meanwhile, the Fleshlumpeater and the Bloodbottler find Sophie’s blanket (which she had dropped before) and set out to look for her.
The pair arrive in Dream Country and catch a dream each: a good dream about Sophie and a nightmare about committing unforgivable crimes. The two then head to London to spread good dreams to sleeping children. As they do so, Sophie realizes that she has lost her blanket. The BFG realizes that the other man-eating giants know about her, and she wakes up outside the orphanage. He explains that the last human child he took and raised was discovered and eaten by the other giants. She foolishly throws herself out of her window in the hope he will appear again to catch her, and he does. When they return to the BFG’s home, the other giants barge in and upend the place looking for Sophie, destroying much of the BFG’s hard work. Sophie evades detection and the enraged BFG finally stands up to them and drives them off with a hot fire iron.
While hidden, Sophie finds the home of the last human to live with the BFG. She leaves his jacket on his bed and finds a portrait of Queen Victoria amongst his belongings. From this she devises a plan to forge a nightmare and give it to Elizabeth II, the Queen of the United Kingdom. The nightmare consists of giants eating the children of England, the British Army fighting the giants, and Sophie appearing on her windowsill. They head to Buckingham Palace where upon waking from her nightmare, the Queen finds the BFG and Sophie outside the palace. They inform the Queen and her servants Mary and Mr. Tibbs that the child-eating beasts in her dream are indeed real and must be stopped at all costs before they cause any more harm to her subjects. After a large breakfast they all enjoy, The Queen soon dispatches soldiers to Giant Country.
The BFG plans to give the man-eating giants the nightmare Sophie caught the night before, so they will be more compliant once caught. They are almost all immediately consumed by guilt, but the Fleshlumpeater awakens and intercepts the dream before it can affect him. He tries to attack Sophie, but is stopped by an army helicopter and lifted away. The giants are all trapped on an isolated uncharted island where numerous crates of snozzcumber seeds are left with them much to their fury.
In the aftermath, Sophie begins living in the Queen’s palace upon Mary adopting her while the BFG returns to Giant Country where he begins growing a wide variety of vegetables inspired by his time in England. He still delivers dreams. The film ends with her narrating that whenever she feels lonely, which is less often than before, she talks to him; he can still hear her. Leaning out of her window, she whispers, „Good Morning, BFG”. At his writing desk, the giant hears her and smiles.