The Personal History of David Copperfield 2019 UK 2hr
December 18th 2020
The Personal History of David Copperfield is a 2019 comedy-drama film written and directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the 1850 Victorian era novel by Charles Dickens. A modern take on Dickens' classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles. It stars Dev Patel as the title character, and Aneurin Barnard, Peter Capaldi, Morfydd Clark, Daisy May Cooper, Rosalind Eleazar, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw and Paul Whitehouse.
The Guardian Mark Kermode 5 stars
It really is a wonderfully entertaining film, managing to both respect and reinvent the novel in a wonderfully entertaining adaptation full to bursting with fantastic comic performances, creating something new and exciting in the process.
RT Critics Consensus
The Personal History of David Copperfield puts a fresh, funny, and utterly charming spin on Dickens' classic, proving some stories truly are timeless.