The Personal History of David Copperfield
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- Fisayo Akinade
- Nikki Amuka-Bird
- Albie Atkinson
- Aneurin Barnard
- Tuwaine Barrett
- Nigel Betts
- Ruby Bentall
- Darren Boyd
- Peter Capaldi
- Gwendoline Christie
Did You Know?
- The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk, England, features in the movie. Charles Dickens once stayed here and part of the book The Pickwick Papers is set there.
- When David is on the cart going to Yarmouth, fading jet contrails are clearly visible in the sky.
- Mr. Dick: A remarkable woman. Very kind.
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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.