#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A fool and his money. In the 1930s, Adam Fenwick-Symes (Stephen Campbell Moore) is part of the English idle class, wanting to marry the flighty Nina Blount (Emily Mortimer). He’s a novelist with a one 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 (Jim Broadbent), who 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?
Plot: In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally broke, is desperately trying to get enough money to marry the beautiful Nina. While his attempts to raise cash are constantly thwarted, their friends seem to self-destruct, one-by-one, in an endless search for newer and faster sensations. Finally, when world events out of their control come crashing around them, they are forced to reassess their lives and what they value most.
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Fun, Smart, and A Good Ride
This is one of the best films I have seen in a while. I was lucky to be able to catch it at Washington, DC’s International Film Fest, but I hope that it gets a proper U.S. release date soon.
The stunning costumes, set, and dialogue — all very era-appropriate — were compelling. I don’t usually go for period pieces, but so much of this movie seemed tongue-and-cheek that I couldn’t help enjoying it. The main characters were well-developed, each with their own quirks, and there were some unexpected twists that helped move the plot along.
Stephen Campbell Moore, the actor who plays the lead (Adam Symes), is a real find. He carries the movie beautifully, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he became a huge star. Even though Moore does fine on his own, you have to give credit to Simon Callow (King of Anatolia), Jim Broadbent (the drunk Major), and others in the supporting cast for mastering their oddball roles. Furthermore, the costume designer deserves an Oscar.
I was a bit disappointed with the ending, or at least the scenes leading up to the end. The film starts out like a carnival ride and runs out of gas near the end. But, like all good carnival rides, once you finish, you want to get back on. That’s the way I felt about “Bright Young Things.” I can’t wait to see it in the theater again.
Good acting, but outdated story that seems irrelevant to modern audiences
“Bright Young Things” was a 2003 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel “Vile Bodies,” which was written in 1930 about British playboys and girls, idle rich children of the British upper class, in the giddy years before the world’s Great Depression and World War II. The adaptation adds World War II to the story. Actually, the main protagonist is neither rich nor idle. He is a young novelist from the same upper class circle of friends. He is short of funds because a publisher had given him an advance on a novel that he couldn’t deliver because it was confiscated by a customs official who considered it indecent. He does obtain some money but repeatedly shows a complete naiveté about keeping it. A perfect example of “a fool and his money are soon parted.” That naiveté is hard to believe in an author who is successful enough for a publisher to have given him an advance on an unwritten novel.
As an American in the 21st century, I found it difficult to be interested or empathetic to the characters or their behavior. The story just seemed irrelevant to our modern times. While the U.S. has a class of famous and/or wealthy people who live privileged lives, we do not have the class system that Britain did.
I never read the novel, but reviews of it said it is a satire and very funny. I found no humor at all in the movie adaptation. I would not have guessed it was a satire.
I found the acting good, particularly Fenella Woolgar as Agatha, a cocaine sniffing hedonistic socialite who loses touch with reality. But the script was just not interesting.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, War
Director Stephen Fry
Writer Stephen Fry, Evelyn Waugh
Actors Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd
Country United Kingdom
Awards 10 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panaflex Cameras and Lenses by Panavision
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm