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The Personal History of David Copperfield puts a fresh, funny, and utterly charming spin on Dickens' classic, proving some stories truly are timeless. Read critic reviews

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The life of David Copperfield is chronicled from his youth into adulthood.

Cast & Crew

Dev Patel
David Copperfield
Tilda Swinton
Betsey Trotwood
Peter Capaldi
Mr. Micawber
Ben Whishaw
Uriah Heep
Benedict Wong
Mr. Wickfield
Simon Blackwell
Screenwriter
Ben Browning
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Glen Basner
Executive Producer
Zac Nicholson
Cinematographer
Mick Audsley
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Peter Lambert
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Christopher Willis
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  • Jan 07, 2021
    I'm not convinced that a Whimsical film adaptation is entirely appropriate for Dickens. That said it is enjoyable enough to warrant a viewing.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2020
    Armando follows 'The Death of Stalin' with a brisk, bright fantasia on Charlie's most likeable fellow. The story is compressed and spun until it flickers like a zoetrope, but the standout characters pop, and there are some beautiful transitions. The only thing I couldn't forgive was bringing in Dev Patel (rather than his childhood counterpart) before David escapes to Dover, denying us Tiilda Swinton chasing the Murdstones off her lawn. Otherwise delightful. The scenes of David's 'therapy' sessions with Mr Dick are particularly novel and moving.
    Charles M Super Reviewer

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