Adapted from Evelyn Waugh's novel 'Vile Bodies' - BRIGHT YOUNG THING is the directorial debut for Stephen Fry and follows the lives of a novelist, Adam (Stephen Campbell Moore) and his would-be lover, Nina (Emily Mortimer) as they mix with the 'bright young things' who inhabit the upper echelons of fashionable London. As his friends look for newer more dangerous sensations they crash and burn one-by-one.
A fool and his money. In the 1930s, Adam Fenwick-Symes is part of the English idle class, wanting to marry the flighty Nina Blount. He's a novelist with a hundred-pound advance for a manuscript confiscated by English customs. He spends the next several years trying to get money and to set a wedding date: he trades in gossip, wins money on wagers then gives it to a drunken major who's suggested he bet on a horse in an upcoming race. Adam tries to get the money back, but can't find the major. Meanwhile, Nina needs security, friends drink too much, and general unhappiness spoils the party. Then war breaks out. Is Adam's bright youth dimming with the fall of an empire?
The Directorial debut of Stephen Fry.
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Adam Fenwick-Symes
Emily Mortimer ... Nina Blount
Michael Sheen ... Miles
Fenella Woolgar ... Agatha
James McAvoy ... Simon Balcairn
Jim Broadbent ... The Drunken Major
David Tennant ... Ginger Littlejohn
Simon Callow ... King of Anatolia
Peter O'Toole ... Colonel Blount
Source: Retail PAL DVD
Aspect: 640*272 (2.21:1)
Audio: 128 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, Lame MP3