The Personal History Of David Copperfield
  • Directors(s)

    Armando Iannucci

  • Production Year

    2020

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    115m

  • 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

From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.

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  • Directors(s)

    Armando Iannucci

  • Production Year

    2020

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    115m

  • 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

    19/02/2020

  • BBFC reference

    AVF377656

  • Language

    English