David Copperfield

David Copperfield

DVD - 2006
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"David Copperfield, Dickens's most popular book since it was first published over 150 years ago, is brought to life in this BBC adaptation by a world-class cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Ian McKellen, Imelda Staunton and Dawn French. Dickens' most autobiographical book, David Copperfield tells the moving story of David's journey from birth to maturity, a journey which links his life with some of the most colorful, extraordinary characters including the flamboyant Mr. Micawber, eccentric Aunt Betsy Trotwood, the kindly Peggotty family, the cruel Murdstones, the ever so humble Uriah Heep, and loyal, loving Agnes Wicklow. David navigates through a life fraught with hardships and challenges, unexpected joys and even love."--Container.
Publisher: [S.l.] : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, c2006.
ISBN: 9781419836411
1419836412
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.) :,Dolby digital sd., col. ;,12 cm.

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alicat1
Aug 13, 2018

This delightful film features a young Daniel Radcliffe (of Harry Potter fame) and Maggie Smith (Harry Potter & Downton Abbey).

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JeanieG
Jan 28, 2018

A good production of a Dickens classic! Definitely worth watching. Good acting and a quick telling of this mostly autobiographical novel.

Since it is supposedly based on Dickens' own life I would have liked to see a bit more detail - some things just were dealt with too quickly. But it presented all of the coincidental and tragic tales and happy endings in an easy to watch production.

A good family movie!

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trcookIIImddmd
Jul 14, 2017

Great movie version of a great Dickens novel.

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thechist
Apr 23, 2017

Definitely the BEST movie adaptation out there of David Copperfield. Stays true to the story.

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kuligs
Aug 15, 2014

awesome great classic! trevor eve and maggie smith are amazing in this!

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Monolith
Jun 28, 2013

An excellent ensemble of actors in this version of Dickens' classic autobiographical novel. A pre-Potter performance from Daniel Radcliffe (his debut). Maggie Smith, as the feisty Betsey Trotwood, is, as always, a treasure. Zoë Wanamaker as the twisted, pinched-faced hag, Jane Murdstone; Ian McKellen, Bob Hoskins, Ian McNeice... all great. Not as dark and gothic as some other versions I've enjoyed, but still a treat, nevertheless.

Froster Jan 09, 2013

Almost every Dickens adaptation has its merits, and this David Copperfield is no exception. Chief among them is an unusually naturalistic approach toward characterization that is pretty much consistent. (With the single exception of the radically over-the-top Ian McKellan, who seemed to be in an entirely different production). This approach makes this version unusually heartfelt and appealing to a modern audience. It is also the first version where “Dora” (in this case, the lovely Joanna Page) is not so annoying that one wants to strangle her. Unfortunately our adult hero, Ciaran McMenamin is totally charisma-free—but that is balanced by the super work of the VERY tiny Daniel Radcliffe as his childhood self. The Bob Hoskins Micawber is also a bit too “real”, but certainly effective. Top honors go, however, to Dame Maggie Smith, who treads the delicate balance between “Dickensian” and contemporary to give us an exemplary Aunt Betsey Trotwood. This is worth the watch for her performance alone.

SCLOWATER Oct 26, 2012

A very good movie! Really liked this adaptation of one of Charles Dickens' novel. The acting was good & very convincing. It's done by Masterpiece theatre, which I usually find does good movies. The movie is divided into 2 parts, each about 90 minutes long.

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Cannes
Feb 22, 2012

Very good movie the actor portraying Uriah Heep is particularly creepy. One question; doesn't anything happy ever happen in England? What a terrible backward place it must be.

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Monolith
Jun 28, 2013

Betsey Trotwood (to Jane Murdstone): "Let me see you ride a donkey over my green again, and I'll knock your bonnet off! ...And tread upon it!"

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