The Personal History Of David Copperfield
  • Directors(s)

    Armando Iannucci

  • Production Year

    2019

  • Release date

    23/08/2019

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Comedy

  • Approx. running minutes

    119m

  • Cast

    Aneurin Barnard, Hugh Laurie, Gwendoline Christie, Dev Patel, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton

Film

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

mild violence, threat, brief bloody images

THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD is a UK comedy drama based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

  • Directors(s)

    Armando Iannucci

  • Production Year

    2019

  • Release date

    23/08/2019

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Comedy

  • Approx. running minutes

    119m

  • Cast

    Aneurin Barnard, Hugh Laurie, Gwendoline Christie, Dev Patel, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton

THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD is a UK comedy drama based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

Violence

There are infrequent fistfights and slaps, often comicly depicted, and a scene implying Copperfield's step-father beat him. During a fantasy sequence Copperfield imagines a cruel relative getting her hand crushed in a factory machine, but there is no strong detail.

Threat and horror

During a storm at sea efforts are made to reach a man out on a boat, but he is washed overboard and later found dead.

Injury detail

Following a brief fight in a butcher's yard David is seen with a slightly bloodied face and shirt, although it is implied this is largely from a spilled bucket rather than his own blood.

A man melodramatically talks about ending his life, although it is clear he has no real intention to. There are references to drinking and people behaving drunkenly.

  • Classified date

    27/08/2019

  • BBFC reference

    BFF377656

  • Language

    English