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The Personal History of David Copperfield

Dir: Armando Iannucci
Cast: Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse
119mins   2019   UK   PG   English   

From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.

'Everything rattles and zings like a pinball machine, and it's a bracing, entertaining, richly satisfying experience' - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian