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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Despite some funny moments and an inspiring message, David Copperfield doesn't leave enough of an impression to make its strengths memorable.
Wittingly amazing. A great Gal Pal Night movie.
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.