Monday, 17 January 2011

Bright Young Things

You need to see this film.

If you like hedonism, crazy dancing, decadence, eventual bankruptcy & love conquering in the end then.... I suggest you watch it.

The story is based on Evelyn Waugh's 'Vile Bodies' - though it's easier and probably more enjoyable if you think about them separately lest you end up comparing them too much, and stop enjoying the film in its own right. It's Steven Fry's directorial debut, and simply oozing with glamour. Obviously Fry has the contacts to call together a star-studded cast, but the biggest stars in it play mainly cameos - Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Peter O Toole and Steven himself, to name a few. However the main roles are filled by yet more big names, perfectly suited to their parts - the hard core of whom is Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Michael Sheen, James McAvoy and Fenella Woolgar.

It's gorgeous. Kind of a British Gatsby... Glamorous parties, beautiful people, buckets of money. Certainly worth a watch.


  1. It's completely delicious isn't it? One of my all time favourites!


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  2. ohhh! i really loved this movie! so good. so good.