Saturday 29th February 11:00 AM - Alhambra
The Personal History of David Copperfield
DetailsDirector: Armando Iannucci Country: UK
Cert: PG Year: 2019 Length: 119 mins
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Score: 85.84% Attendance: 170
Our family film this year is a classic tale, brilliantly interpreted by one of the country's leading satirists and backed up by a stellar ensemble cast. David Copperfield is a sheer unalloyed joy.
Dev Patel is excellent in the lead role in this fast-paced account of Copperfield's young life, with memorable encounters with, amongst others, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw and Hugh Laurie.
Thanks to Lionsgate
Everything rattles and zings like a pinball machine, and it’s a bracing, entertaining, richly satisfying experience.
A breezy, brilliant treat. ... remarkably optimistic and buoyant, telling a story as joyously relevant as it was a century-and-a-half ago.
John Nugent, Empire Magazine
A vivacious adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, this is as wide-eyed and open-hearted as they come.
Clarisse Loughrey, Independent