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Bright Young Things

2006-03-30 12:32

Known to the press, who follow their every move, as the 'Bright Young Things', Adam and his friends are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. They are young, party-going creatures embracing innovations like the gramophone record and the telephone - this is a self-consciously modern generation that cannot keep still for a second.

Amidst all the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally broke, is desperately trying to get enough money to marry the beautiful Nina. While his attempts are constantly thwarted, their friends seem one by one to self-destruct in their endless search for newer and faster sensations. Finally, when events out of their control come crashing into their world, they are forced to reassess their lives and what they value the most.

What the critics are saying:

"...a witty, intelligent, promising picture. Carry on, Jeeves."
- Nev Pierce, BBCi Film

"Writer-actor Fry takes an ambitious approach to the British period film, adapting Evelyn Waugh's novel Vile Bodies into a lively and densely populated romantic comedy."
- Rich Cline, Shadows On The Wall

"Bright Young Things is at its best when capturing the party atmosphere of the time, its aloof morality and those who prey upon it for their own gain."
- Erik Childress,

Set in the "Roaring 20s" the Stephen Fry's directorial debut is a hilarious adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's infamous novel Vile Bodies.

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