Bright Young Things Synopsis
Adam needs to get enough money to marry the beautiful Nina.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
This is a wickedly funny skewering of a prewar London society gone mad with frivolity.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A brilliant, giddy satiric romp with a discreetly moralistic viewpoint beneath its high-style wit.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie has a sweetness and tenderness for these characters, poor lambs, blissfully unaware that they're about to be flattened by World...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Acridly funny.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Fry's film has the frantic energy and kaleidoscopic style of Waugh's feverish prose.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
A witty, energetic adaptation.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Both script and direction are the work of the glittering comedic polymath Stephen Fry.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
An enjoyable movie that marks a rattling good directorial debut for Stephen Fry, the English actor who's best known for starring in "Wilde"...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
By the time Fry lets darkness encroach on these bright young things, the fizz is gone, and so is any reason to make us give a damn.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

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Noisy and giddy, the film makes a stab at "Moulin Rouge" territory but ends up as a very trite story of boy loses girl, boy finds girl. It...
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