The Personal History of David Copperfield

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May 8, 2020

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Synopsis

From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.

Cast

  • Fisayo Akinade
  • Nikki Amuka-Bird
  • Albie Atkinson
  • Aneurin Barnard
  • Tuwaine Barrett
  • Nigel Betts
  • Ruby Bentall
  • Darren Boyd
  • Peter Capaldi
  • Gwendoline Christie

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.

Allan Hunter
Screen Daily
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