Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour.
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD re-imagines Charles Dickens' classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers- giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world. Emmy® winners and Oscar® nominees Armando Iannucci (IN THE LOOP, THE DEATH OF STALIN, HBO'S "Veep") and Simon Blackwell (IN THE LOOP, HBO'S "Succession") lend their wry, yet heart-filled storytelling style to revisiting Dickens' iconic hero on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England.Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
TPHODC is a delightful film and much better than I thought it would be. If you can get past the "not accurate to the book", there is seriously a lot to like here.
Everyone is really good here. Dev Patel delivers his best performance. Capaldi, Laurie and Swinton are really great here however the whimsical style of the performances and of the film don't always work.
Like all the works of Iannucci, the comedy is hit or miss. Sometimes the comedy is funny. Other times it feels more awkward.
It is a seriously entertaining film with a lot of charm. Dev Patel was a great choice for Copperfield. The film is also unnecessarily too long. About 20 minutes to long. The film struggles at times because of that in terms of pacing.
It is worth checking this film out. It isn't always perfect and the film similar to The Death of Stalin, has a style which doesn't always work for the kind of film it is.
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