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The Personal History of David Copperfield

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Movie Info & Cast

Cast

  • Dev Patel
  • Gwendoline Christie
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Ben Whishaw
  • Anna Maxwell Martin
  • Sophie McShera
  • Aneurin Barnard
  • Benedict Wong
  • Peter Capaldi

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds features in the movie. Charles Dickens once stayed here and part of the book The Pickwick Papers is set there.
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Goofs

  • When David is on the cart going to Yarmouth, fading jet contrails are clearly visible in the sky.
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Metacritic

100
Sep 10, 2019

The lynchpin of the whole enterprise is a terrific star turn from Dev Patel, who has never been better. The energy and physicality of his performance is a constant delight; a tangle of arms and legs, he plays the knockabout farce with the timing and agility of a Chaplin.

Metacritic review by Allan Hunter
Allan Hunter
Screen International
90
Sep 10, 2019

Armando Iannucci's The Personal History of David Copperfield turns the author's well-loved autobiographical epic into a fast-moving yarn, sometimes hilarious and always entertaining.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
75
Sep 10, 2019

Iannucci has fun with the classic serial-turned-novel and throws in a bit of defiant color-blind casting for kicks, but it takes some getting used to a gentler, less biting Iannucci.

Metacritic review by Steve Pond
Steve Pond
TheWrap