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The new version of David Copperfield

(22 Posts)
travelsafar Mon 12-Oct-20 17:43:37

Watching this on Prime. It is delightful. All the original characters but done in a new way. Some of them completely bonkers!!!smile I loved it.

Iam64 Mon 12-Oct-20 18:24:22

I saw it at the cinema (in the olden days, when a trip to the cinema was safe and possible)
I agree travelsafar, it's delightful, bonkers and I loved it as well.

Sparklefizz Mon 12-Oct-20 20:35:58

I watched 10 minutes of it on Prime this afternoon, hated it and gave up.

JackyB Tue 13-Oct-20 01:20:16

I saw it at the cinema, too, back in March, just before lock down when I ws in the UK for a few days. Makes me smile remembering it even now!

Ohmother Tue 13-Oct-20 07:43:02

I’m going to watch it today. I’m off work with lower back pain today. It might cheer me up. Ouch!!

LullyDully Tue 13-Oct-20 08:01:31

I loved the young Daniel Radcliffe when he was about 10/11 years old. Dickens wrote such great stories.

Jane43 Tue 13-Oct-20 12:46:53

I saw it at the cinema too, very entertaining with a wonderful cast, from memory Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi, Tilda Swinton and Daisy May Cooper were great. I think I’ll watch it again.

Wheniwasyourage Tue 13-Oct-20 14:13:29

Saw it at the cinema too, and loved it. We bought it on DVD so that we can watch it again (and again and...). Because of seeing it I re-read the book, and loved it too. I'd forgotten that it was so funny.

Iam64 Tue 13-Oct-20 14:34:17

That's a good reminder for a lock down read Wheniwasyourage. Dickens is wonderful, I haven't read David Copperfield since my teens great idea to read it again

Jane43 Tue 13-Oct-20 22:38:37

Yes Dickens’ novels are a wonderful read, Great Expectations is my favourite.

Ohmother Wed 14-Oct-20 10:23:56

What a great film and funny too! Daisy May took a good part. I’d recommend it for anyone needing cheering up.

LullyDully Thu 15-Oct-20 17:41:55

Yes jane I read Great Expectations yet again a few years ago. A wonderful story.

Oldbat1 Thu 15-Oct-20 17:57:39

Obviously in the minority here but we thought it was awful! Lots of fantastic actors BUT ......
Give me the old dickens versions any day. It is a no from me!

Sparklefizz Thu 15-Oct-20 18:31:58

Oldbat1 Snap! It's a no from me, too!

Greyduster Mon 19-Oct-20 09:27:16

I watched this last night and it was an amusing romp, but I hope no youngsters watching it will think it bears much resemblance to Dickens’ original.

Pittcity Mon 19-Oct-20 09:47:55

I enjoyed it but spent most of the time working out which bits were missing.

gulligranny Sun 01-Nov-20 15:09:59

Finally caught up with this last night - definitely not for us, in spite of the excellent cast and the undoubted charm of Dev Patel's central performance.. DH said "too fey" and I agree.

TerriBull Fri 02-Apr-21 19:47:40

I meant to see this reworking of David Copperfield on the big screen but somehow or other missed it, I wish I had seen it at the cinema. I've only just watched it on Prime, sadly it's leaving that site tomorrow. Loved it brilliant! Had to comment even though I see this is a pretty old thread!

Iam64 Fri 02-Apr-21 20:26:09

So glad you enjoyed it TerriBull. It’s a very enjoyable adaptation with a great cast

Aveline Fri 02-Apr-21 22:33:04

We saw it at the cinema before lockdown. Thought it was all style and no substance. Hugh Lawrie was the best thing in it. I like Dev Patel but in that role? Not right.

MayBee70 Sat 03-Apr-21 14:55:13

When I saw it at the cinema I felt it was the sort of film I’d enjoy on the tv but wasn’t worth a trip to the cinema. I think I’m a bit of a Dickens purist.

lemongrove Sat 03-Apr-21 17:20:23

Aveline

We saw it at the cinema before lockdown. Thought it was all style and no substance. Hugh Lawrie was the best thing in it. I like Dev Patel but in that role? Not right.

That’s what I thought, and I really wanted to like it too.