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David Copperfield (2000)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Wilkins Micawber
... Miss Jane Murdstone
... Mr. Edward Murdstone
Frank McCusker ... Uriah Heep
... David Copperfield
Max Dolbey ... Young David Copperfield
... Aunt Betsey Trotwood
... Mr. Wickfield
... Barkis
... Dan Peggotty
... Agnes Wickfield
... Dora Spenlow
... Clara Copperfield
... Mr. Spenlow
... Mr. Jorkins
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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 (1922) See more »

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Heartwarming, romantic, a pleasure to watch.
18 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I disagree with the earlier comments on this adaptation. As a matter of fact, I very much enjoyed this version of Dickens' famous novel! Charismatic and handsome Hugh Dancy turns in a warm and sensitive portrayal of David Copperfield. Sally Field and Michael Richards are memorable and over-the-top performances as quirky Betsy Trotwood and funny, good-hearted Mr. Micawber.

This adaptation came in the heels of the Ciaran McMenamin and Bob Hoskins version but deserves our attention as well. It is at times funny and light but also gives us an insight into the dark side of human nature, most especially through Anthony Andrews' cold, brutal Mr. Murdstone and Frank MacCusker's creepy Uriah Heep. Hats off to Hugh Dancy for giving us a David that we can emphatize with and admire. I highly recommend it!


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