“The Personal History of David Copperfield”: Film Review Podcast

Posted: December 11th, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Film Reviews Podcast | No Comments »

There have been many takes on Charles Dickens’ favorite and most autobiographical novel, known by the shorthand, “David Copperfield.”

But none are quite as sprightly, irreverent and delightful as Armando Iannucci’s current version, now available on Amazon Prime.

As I mention in the podcast below, it’ll cost you a a few farthings, but is well worth it.

Dev Patel is a charmer as Copperfield, in a marvelous cast that includes Hugh Laurie as Mr. Dick, Tilda Swinton as Betsey Trotwood, and Ben Whishaw as the splendidly named embezzler Uriah Heep.

The truth is, while I’ve read several of Dickens’ tomes — I did take high school English after all — I have never read “The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield, The Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on any Account).

So the whole tale was new to me.

Yet, it is without compunction I advise you should find this version suitably fresh. And refreshing.

For more insight, listen to my podcast below:

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