The Personal History Of David Copperfield Review: Dev Patels Performance As The Title Character Of Dickens’ Classic Is Very Enthusiastic – SpotboyE

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Patels Copperfield looks like an Asian masquerading as Charles Dickens English hero born to a privileged mother(Morfydd Clark, who later in the film show up with incestuous bizarreness as David Copperfields love interest). There is no explanation at all as to why Davids mother is unmistakably Caucasian while the son looks as brown as the toast she enjoys at her breakfast every morning.Much later David has a Caucasian friend James whos played by Aneurin Barnard and his mother is a Black woman played by Nikki Amuka-Bird! Jamess mother has an important role in the impressionable David life.When they are together I could only see the films producers trying to please as many communities and countries as possible. This is Gone With The Wind with blizzards blowing away physical credibility.

It was very hard for me to concentrate on the characters function in the sprawling Victorian coming-of-age saga when the director was way too taken up with converting Charles Dickens epic novel into a cauldron of cultural cosmopolitanism. Lets look beyond colour and race by all means. But not at the cost of a films credibility!

This version of David Copperfield displays a distinctive atmospheric flavour, but little else. The characters are stifled by their cinematic creators insouciance, a creative aggression that takes Dickens book by the horns, if you know what I mean . The film is crisp in tone and cockily non-literary on flavour. Though the novel is here blissfully dismantled , the essence of the original and much of the story and characters remain.

There is a fine supporting cast of British/English actors bustling around in their eye-catching costumes trying to look as eccentrically Victorian as wine forgotten in a sailors cellar.

Yes. Dickens novel has travelled far and wide. It has now reached a place where the author would find it hard to recognize his hero. Dev Patels David Coopperfield is a very enthusiastic performance. It is also very brown.

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