What did you expect?
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
Where's it showing?
Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irvine, Holliday Grainger
|Screenplay||David Nicholls, from the novel by Charles Dickens|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||BBC Films, Lipsync Productions, Main Street Films, Number 9 Films, Unison Films, iDeal Partners Film Fund|
IMDB page | FPB Report
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Low mild impact, infrequent occurances|
|Violence||Mild to moderate, infrequent occurances|
|Prejudice||Low impact, infrequent occurances, against social classes|
|Drug abuse||Innocuous scenes of alcohol plus smoking of pipe|
|Comments||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.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|What the Critics say|
|Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics ||13|
|What the People say|
|IMDB3371 Netizens ||12|
|Average .. 63%||13|
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