For modern movies to be a success a touch of diversity has become a must these days. But delving into the Victorian era, with a story that most of us have read as kids and showing the kind of diversity that writer-director Armando Iannucci has in “The Personal History Of David Copperfield” is remarkable. And we simply love the fact that Dev Patel leads the show here.
Iannucci has understood the adventurous story of the famous Charles Dicken novel of a poor orphan boy trying to find his place in the world. The movie is obviously not a complete replica of the book and has parts that have been invented for entertainment purposes, but its a good watch.
“The Personal History Of David Copperfield” underlines the story of change, and how one can adapt to this world while facing multiple obstacles – moving from one home to another and meeting so many different people who add various flavors to the journey.
The movie starts on a stage and goes on to tell the life story of David Copperfield. The timeline twists and turns like rainbow ribbons in the wind, but that should not bother you. To enjoy this movie you simply have to let go of the original book by Charles Dickens and submerge yourself into the delightfully strange and glorious confection it is and let yourself be swept away with it, without trying to make the movie conform to any expectations or preconceived ideas. It is charming and delightful and most of all fun.
Hugh Laurie’s comic timing and the fact that you can’t help but love him makes him one of the best part of the movie. Dev Patel is remarkable and plays the role of David Copperfield to perfection as he melts so naturally into a top hat and tailcoat. The British humor may not be to everybody’s taste but “The Personal History Of David Copperfield” is a must-watch for everyone who loves watching a good story unfold.
Not competent enough to sit idle and stare as the world goes by, Pallavi is optimistic to a fault and believes in building her world on her own rather than depending on others to make things right.