The Personal History of David Copperfield ★★★★

Armando Ianucci’s wildly imaginative retelling of the classic Charles Dickens beloved novel in ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ is faithful to its source yet modern in its vision. It smoothly transitions through highlights of the book without being too thin or fleeting. It's funny, charming, and heartfelt all the way through. The directing is fantastic with the colorblind casting works really well for modern audiences. Dev Patel shines as David Copperfield, and he's joined by a magnificent ensemble cast comprised of some of Britain's acting finest – from Tilda Swinton to Peter Capaldi to Hugh Laurie.

Searchlight Pictures, digital screener.