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Format: DVD
Sku: 40701378
UPC: 794043779022
UPC 14: 00794043779022
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Sex... Scandal... Celebrity... Some things never change.
Based on the novel, 'vile bodies' by evelyn waugh, this is a look at the uppercrust british society during the frenzied 1930s. The story follows the lives of a group of young socialites also known as 'the bright young things'.

"This is a wickedly funny skewering of a prewar London society gone mad with frivolity.  Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"A brilliant, giddy satiric romp with a discreetly moralistic viewpoint beneath its high-style wit.   Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

Editor's Note
Based on VILE BODIES, the novel by Evelyn Waugh, this colorful trifle is set in 1920s London at the height of its raucous swing era, when society balls and bacchanalian behavior were all the rage. Adam (Stephen Campbell Moore) is a young, carefree writer whose circle of eccentric friends keep him out at parties all night long. Wild costumes, dancing, cocktails, cocaine, and positively "divine" company make a life of neverending revelry totally attainable. While Adam never seems to have a dime in his pocket, he does not seem to care. The only thing he risks is the opportunity to marry his glamorous sweetheart Nina (Emily Mortimer) whose father insists she wed for financial gain. In an effort to appease Nina and her father, Adam gleans a few dollars from his job as a gossip columnist, until his intimidating boss (Dan Aykroyd) fires him for inventing fashion trends. But every dollar makes is lost within no time at all on whimsical materialistic purchases and risky endeavors such as betting on horses. Finally the war starts, bringing the decadence to a disturbing halt and forcing Adam to finally sober up. A quaint period piece full of jumping Charleston music and stylish suits and gowns, Stephen Fry's BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS is light and easily digestible entertainment.


Video Features DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: New Line
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/27/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 105 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 7790
Video UPC UPC: 00794043779022
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Dan Aykroyd
Video Cast Info Emily Mortimer
Video Cast Info James McAvoy
Video Cast Info Jim Broadbent
Video Cast Info Michael Sheen
Video Cast Info Peter O'Toole
Video Cast Info Stephen Campbell Moore
Video Cast Info Stockard Channing
Video Cast Info Alex Mackie - Editor
Video Cast Info Evelyn Waugh - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Gina Carter - Producer
Video Cast Info Henry Braham - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Miranda Davis - Producer
Video Cast Info Stephen Fry - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Stephen Fry - Director

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"[Fry's] instincts are, happily, subversive. His cast is crème de la Brit." 08/20/2004 p.103

Movieline's Hollywood Life
"[S]umptuously mounted....Writer-director Stephen Fry guides the huge cast with finesse..." 07/01/2004 p.86

New York Times
"[W]hat distinguishes this one is its dash and vigor....The camera, rather than composing the action into a presentable pageant, plunges in, capturing the madness of the era in a swirl of colors and jolting close-ups." 08/20/2004 p.E1

Los Angeles Times
"The cast is as enormous as it is spectacular..." 09/10/2004 p.E6

Chicago Sun-Times
"The movie has a sweetness and tenderness for these characters..." 09/10/2004 p.34

Rolling Stone 5 of 10
How clever of actor Stephen Fry (Wilde): He makes his debut as a director by adapting Evelyn Waugh's - Peter Travers

Chicago Sun-Times 9 of 10
As pure comedy, Bright Young Things would be funny up to a point, and then repetitive. Waugh - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Aykroyd,Dan
Product attributeLabel:   Turner Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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