Scott has been a case of arrested development since his firefighter dad died. He spends his days smoking weed and dreaming of being a tattoo artist until events force him to grapple with his grief and take his first steps forward in life.
A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.
Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son and names it after him but soon starts fearing it.
A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens' semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David's journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, color and humanity.Written by
The theatre scenes were filmed at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds the last remaining Regency theatre in England See more »
In Dickens' original novel, it is implied that Wilkins Micawber is slightly rotund, balding man. Quite the exact physical opposite of Peter Capaldi who plays him here, and much nearer to previous incarnations played by Bob Hoskins, Arthur Lowe and W.C. Fields. However as exact physical casting is not really adhered to in this film, it can be forgiven that the director also played loosely with his interpretation of this character (and asides from this, Capaldi's version of the character still portrays the blind optimism and shabby charm of Dickens character) . See more »
Westminster Is Full of Wigs/Old 1812
Traditional See more »
Good acting quality, let down by appalling "Intersectionality" based miscasting
The lead actor, the gentleman (Dev Patel) acting skills is thoroughly impressive! 🙂🥇
His supporting cast is likewise impressive.
So why might one give this film only 4/10?
For me movies are about:
Believability and Escapism
The movie utterly fails on this regard with the over colourised casting of ethnic minority members #replacing what originally should've been a European White cast, being in the mid 1800s the story is set in.
I and my Mom wanted and expected to see a majority/overwhelmingly authenticity to Charles Dickens original story (and historical) settings...sadly this is not the correct "adaptation" for such hopes.
(N.B. I'm a coloured person as is my Mom).
I loved the Indian epic: Panipat, a beautiful Bollywood production that was fully immersive and with the correct casting of the ethnicity of its cast (i.e. all being middle Eastern/Indian subcontinent cast).
I also loved IpMan4 which was very accurate to its timeline and historical context of what the USA was like, in many ways then (and naturally, most of the cast was Oriental as accurately portraying the story context).
I don't understand why European and Hollywood seems to like to actively trash their ancestral heritage and stories, by artificially "colourising them up", that it becomes like a modern multicultural city in the West instead #Facepalm.
It spoils the temperament - story context and ultimately for my family trip to see this, the believable-escapism of what this movie was meant to do, that is:
*To take the audience onto a really immersive journey of escapism and authentic appreciation of what-it-was-like for Charles Dickens protagonist, in mid 19th Century Britain.
Such a disappointment, of intersectionalist ideology corruption into, what would otherwise have been a 6 or 7 out of 10 movie, had the story been true, to its original Western European roots.
A disappointed viewer from China & Hong Kong.
118 of 211 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this