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David Copperfield (2000)

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

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The story of a boy sent away to find his place in the world, who'll grow up to be a man discovering the power of the heart.

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Last film of Nigel Davenport. See more »

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David Copperfield: That is what he is, this fellow; a cold blooded, calculation fortune hunter, without honour, scruple, or mercy.
Mr. Edward Murdstone: [overturns the table they are sitting at] Be silent!
David Copperfield: I have been silent too long! I will be silent no more!
Miss Jane Murdstone: Edward... come away
Mr. Edward Murdstone: Hold your tounge!
David Copperfield: He bullied, and harried my poor, weak mother into her grave!
Mr. Edward Murdstone: Yes, she was weak. But it was not I who preyed upon her weakness, it was here own SON, who drained her of the strenght he needed with his wild behaviour and importunate demands!
David Copperfield: You...
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Produced with the support of investment incentives for the Irish Film Industry provided by the Government of Ireland. See more »

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Version of David Copperfield (1911) See more »

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Did the screenplay writer read the book?
1 January 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

It seems evident from this adaptation that he did not. Not only did he leave the plot behind, he made up his own! The things that he chose to leave in were so ridiculously unbelievable that I was happy he chose to leave out some of the most important parts of the novel. The plot was hazy, inconsistent and choppy to say the least. I don't want to say anything mean-spirited about the actors, but they can't act! Dickens is difficult, of course, but this is pathetic! Micawber was nothing more than a mid-nineteenth century Kramer, and the less said about Betsy Trotwood the better! If you want to see the real Copperfield, watch the wonderful 1999 BBC adaptation. As for the screenplay writer,I think he read the Cliff's Notes!


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