The Personal History of David Copperfield
31/01/20 Filed in: Cinema
An interesting and extremely amusing adaptation of the famous Dickens' novel in which David Copperfield himself narrates his life story. It's a mixture of theatre and film that starts with him addressing a theatre audience before walking through the back scenery into the room where his mother is about to give birth to him. And so it continues through his eventful life. This is a film marked out by the magnificent performances from the assembled cast with marvellous characterisations of which I'm sure Dickens himself would have be proud. Dev Patel as Copperfield adds to his already impressive filmography.
Rotten Tomatoes: Critics 95%: no audience score, American release May 2020