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THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (2020)

THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (2020)
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 119 minutes

  • Director(s): Armando Iannucci

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

  • Ratings Info:

    mild violence, threat, brief bloody images

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

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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.

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