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The Personal History of David Copperfield

  • Petone: TBC
  • Cuba: TBC
  • Pauatahanui: TBC
Runtime: 119 min
GENRES: Comedy
Violence
PG

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.

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.

Starring Oscar nominee Dev Patel (Lion), Aneurin Barnard, Peter Capaldi, Morfydd Clark, Daisy May Cooper, Rosalind Eleazar, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Welsh and Benedict Wong. 

94% - Rotten Tomatoes

★★★★★ - Observer 
"It really is a wonderfully entertaining film, managing to both respect and reinvent the novel from which it takes its lead, creating something new and exciting in the process."

★★★★ - Guardian 
"Everything rattles and zings like a pinball machine, and it's a bracing, entertaining, richly satisfying experience."

★★★★ - Independent 
"A vivacious adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, this is as wide-eyed and open-hearted as they come."

★★★★ - Sunday Times 
"It's simply a sublime pleasure."

★★★★★ - Daily Mirror  |  ★★★★ - Empire Magazine  |  ★★★★ - Times  |  ★★★★ - BBC  |  ★★★★ - Daily Telegraph  |  ★★★★ - London Evening Standard  |  ★★★★ - Daily Mail  |  ★★★★ - Metro 

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