The Personal History Of David Copperfield

Mld violence, threat & brief bloody images.


About this Film

  • Released on 24/01/20
  • Genre Drama
  • Cast members Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie
  • Running time 119 minutes
  • Directed by Armando Iannucci
  • Language English

ODEON says...

The Personal History Of David Copperfield: Five Reasons Why It's A Must See

An avid Dickens fan, Armando Iannucci (the award-winning writer/director of The Thick of It, In the Loop, Veep and The Death of Stalin) adapts here, alongside frequent collaborator Simon Blackwell, employing his comedic mastery and vivid characterizations to bring to life one of Dickens' most cherished characters in 'The Personal History Of David Copperfield'. 

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.

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Reviewer: daveh44Date: 2020-02-11

Saw trailers , thought it looked poor. Read reviews, thought I was mistaken. Saw film, IMO - rubbish. Sorry .

One to Avoid

Reviewer: RockSuzi53Date: 2020-02-10

Possibly one of the worst films I have ever seen. Absolutely ridiculous. Attempts to turn a wonderful Charles Dickens story into some sort of absurd pantomime. My husband and I walked out after 40 minutes.

Great film

Reviewer: SBS1977Date: 2020-02-06

Loved this film. All the actors were fab and some really funny bits throughout. Worth a watch for sure!

great film

Reviewer: watcher22Date: 2020-02-05

This is a lovely film, the Characters are brilliant especially Peter Capaldi as Ebineezar. The scenery is lovely although not the Yarmouth Beach we recognize. So many Characters I had forgotten, Nasty Uriah, Crazy Mr Dick - brilliant.

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