Dickens is back on the big screen again with one of his most-filmed novels. An orphan boy is humiliated by a snooty young woman. He grows up as a blacksmith, until one day he is suddenly raised to wealth by a mysterious benefactor. Will the young woman now be interested in him and his money?
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Violence) Drama, On the art circuit
Low impact, infrequent occurances, against social classes
Innocuous scenes of alcohol plus smoking of pipe
Material contains complex and mature themes of love, life, family tensions, expectations, social classes, etiquettes, tradition, manners, education, murder, disappoinment, forgiveness, dreams, travelling, adoption by mysterious benefactor, enrolment into gentleman's club, revenge, conspiracy, defrauding, jealousy, choices, secrets, responsibility. The context of the material may not contain themes that may be harmful for any children, although the content may be complex and mature since children under the age of 10 may nevertheless find it confusing, distressing, upsetting.