- Bright Young Things is a 2003 British drama film written and directed by Stephen Fry. The screenplay, based on the 1930 novel Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh, provides satirical social commentary about the Bright Young People —young and carefree London aristocrats and bohemians—as well as society in general, in the interwar era.
Oct 03, 2003 · The film Bright Young Things, adapted from Evelyne Waugh's acclaimed fable; Vile Bodies is manic in its pace. As such it is reminiscent of His Girl Friday (1940) with its legendary speed of comedy delivery. The difference with His Girl Friday the speed of the comedy delivery is applied to loquaciousness with a bit of slap stick.
- Stephen Fry
- 2 min
James McAvoy as Simon Balcairn Michael Sheen as Miles Maitland Emily Mortimer as Nina Blount Stephen Campbell Moore as Adam Fenwick-Symes Stockard Channing as Mrs Melrose Ape Fenella Woolgar as Agatha Runcible Dan Aykroyd as Lord Monomark Julia McKenzie as Lottie Crump David Tennant as Ginger ...
- $2.7 million
- May 2003 (Cannes), 3 October 2003
- Gina Carter, Miranda Davis
- Anne Dudley
Bright Young Things movie reviews & Metacritic score: Based on the classic novel "Vile Bodies" by Evelyn Waugh, this satirical comedy and love story is set i...
- Stephen Fry
Bright Young Things on DVD February 8, 2005 starring Emily Mortimer, Stephen Campbell Moore, Dan Ackroyd, Jim Broadbent. A group of young geniuses are drawn together by a mysterious advertisement, then suspiciously abandoned on an island, where they scramble to
- Jim Carter
- Stephen Fry
64 R 1 hr 46 min May 16th, 2003 Comedy In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild...
Released May 16th, 2003, 'Bright Young Things' stars Stephen Campbell Moore, Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer, Michael SheenThe R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 46 min, and received a user score...
Sep 10, 2004 · As pure comedy, "Bright Young Things" would be funny up to a point, and then repetitive. Waugh's novel and Fry's movie wisely see that their characters live by spending their comic capital and ending up emotionally overdrawn. They begin by being awake when everyone else is asleep, and end by being asleep while everyone else is awake.
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- Emily Mortimer
In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally broke, is desperately trying to get enough money to marry the beautiful Nina.
BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS opens with a colorful splash, at a somewhat decadent party among the young upper class in the early 1930s, filled with the raucous strains of Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing.” The story focuses on a tight-knit group of the “Bright Young People” among the upper classes, who seem not to have a care in the world.