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BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS
USA: ThinkFilm Company
UK: Icon Film Distribution
Cast: Stephen Campbell Moore, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Broadbent, Simon Callow, Peter O'Toole, Emily Mortimer, John Mills, Hugh Laurie, Nigel Planer, Michael Sheen, Stockard Channing, Richard E Grant, Imelda Staunton, Alec Newman, Jim Carter, Adrian Scarborough, Harriet Walter, Bill Paterson, Guy Henry, Julia McKenzie, James McAvoy, Fenella Woolgar, Angela Thorne, Margaret Tyzack
Director: Stephen Fry
USA: 105 mins
UK: 106 mins
USA Rated: R for some drug use
UK Certificate: 15 contains drug references and use
USA Release Date: 20 August 2004 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 3 October 2003
Sex, scandal, celebrity... some things never change...
A love story and satirical comedy, BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS was adapted by Stephen Fry from 'Vile Bodies' by Evelyn Waugh and Fry describes the film as "a period film shot with modern pace and cinematography. It deals with fame, sexual scandal, greed, night-clubbing and the frantic glamour of youth not seen before."
Known to the press, who follow their every move, as the 'Bright Young Things', Adam and his party of 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 (Stephen Campbell Moore), who is well connected but totally broke, is desperately trying to get enough money to marry the beautiful Nina (Emily Mortimer). 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, out of their control come crashing into their world, they are forced to reassess their lives and what they value most.