Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things

DVD - 2005
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MPAA rating: R; for some drug use.
During the 1930's, the world of the British uppercrust society is one of nightclubs, dancing, jazz and speed. Their lives revolve around an endless series of parties and pleasure seeking - including motorcars, jazz bands, gossip journalism, drugs, gramophones ... Inevitably, however, the frantic pace of living begins to take its toll and one by one they begin to crash and burn in the search for newer and faster sensations.
Publisher: [United States] : New Line Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2005]
ISBN: 9780780650213
0780650212
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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lReaderl
Apr 19, 2017

Great film adaptation of Vile Bodies, as others have said. Recommend only if you've read the book; otherwise, may be confusing. (fyi, endings are different in the book vs. movie & some scenes from the book aren't depicted).

hania4987 Sep 30, 2013

this is the seamy view of the apparently carefree society preoccupied with gossip and play, which comes to a screeching halt with the advent of war.

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megaculpa
Mar 20, 2013

A wonderful film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies. Terrific cast, energetically directed by Stephen Fry.

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TuesdayMoon
Apr 22, 2011

Not as funny as I'd expect from good old Stephen Fry, but a jolly enjoyable film nonetheless. Nicely acted by the ensemble cast, especially Michael Sheen, Fenella Woolgar, and David Tennant. Lots of colour, action (motor car races!), and snappy dialogue to differentiate the movie from the familiar British period film/novel adaptation. Sometimes feels too abrupt, and I had to put the subtitles on during all the party scenes as it's difficult to hear over the din.

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