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Bright Young Things

3 Ratings: 2.7
Comedy movie directed by Stephen Fry

Evelyn Waugh's early satirical novel "Vile Bodies" has a special brittleness that makes it unique in fiction. The young, upper-class London socialites-the Throbbings and Miles Malpractice and the rest-strike attitudes, rattle on without ever saying what … see full wiki

Director: Stephen Fry
Genre: Comedy
2 reviews about Bright Young Things
review by . December 14, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS is a rare gem of a movie. Based on Evelyn Waugh's landmark novel "Vile Bodies" and directed with great skill by Stephen Fry (in his directorial debut), the film is an exciting mix of great performances and a fabulous story.    Penniless author Adam Fenwick-Symes (Stephen Campbell Moore) resorts to drastic measures in order to get the neccessary funds to marry Nina Blount (Emily Mortimer), a carefree socialite who is one of the `bright young things', a group …
review by . February 10, 2005
Everyone who loves British wit and acerbic satire knows the writing of Evelyn Waugh and the acting and wit of Actor/Director Stephen Fry: the idea of Fry adapting Waugh's raucous campy vamp of England in the 1930s seems like the perfect fit. In many ways it is - in particulars, but alas not in the totality of the work that resulted in this vacuous film.    While the camera work is endlessly interesting, it does often upstage the point of the story. Or maybe that is part of the …
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