The Personal History of David Copperfield
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- Dev Patel
- Tilda Swinton
- Hugh Laurie
- Peter Capaldi
- Ben Whishaw
- Gwendoline Christie
- Anna Maxwell Martin
- Sophie McShera
- Aneurin Barnard
- Benedict Wong
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Wittingly amazing. A great Gal Pal Night movie.
Despite some funny moments and an inspiring message, David Copperfield doesn't leave enough of an impression to make its strengths memorable.
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.
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.
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.