From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England.
As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.
A vivacious adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, this is as wide-eyed and open-hearted as they come.
Still, the film ultimately lives or dies on the strength of its central performance. And in Dave Patel’s hands it’s a thing of beauty. You’ve got to love him.