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Bright Young Things
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 94 (Mar 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Emily Mortimer, Stephen Campbell Moore, James McAvoy, Michael Sheen, David Tennatn, Fenella Woolgar, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Broadbent, Simon Callow, Jim Carter, Stockard Channing, Richard E. Grant, Julia McKenzie, John Mills & Peter O'Toole

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary by writer/director Stephen Fry and two featurettes, the 10-minute "Stephen Fry: Director," and the 30-minute "From The Bottom Up: The Making Of Bright Young Things. There are also New Line previews, which are not presented as upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N7790
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Some Drug Use.
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 106
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/08/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stephen Fry
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Set during the 1930s in London, England, "Bright Young Things" is a delightful fast-paced story revolving around writer Adam (Moore) and his true love Nina (Mortimer). After losing his manuscript while going through customs, Adam is forced to come up with another way of raising money so that he may marry the woman of his dreams, and life becomes nothing but one big party. Based on the novel "Vile Bodies" by Evelyn Waugh. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits moody, hazy images that create visual nostalgia to complement the setting of the tale. Colors are rich and well balanced, and are often creatively used to set the tone. Images are often intentionally softly focused with a veil of haze, but details are adequate throughout. The picture has an easy-on-the-eyes appearance, and is often visually intriguing with its use of color. The source element is revealing of some film grain at times, which lends a gritty texture and substance to the stylized picture. Rarely is pixelization noticed; and edge halos are also quite minor. The picture is very effective in placing the viewer into the story. (Suzanne Hodges)

Using a wide front channel stage and an enveloping surround channel mix, this Dolby

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