Writer, actor and wit, Stephen Fry's directorial debut, a period dramedy, satirizes English celebrity culture long before it became unbearable. In the 1930s, Adam Fenwick-Symes (Stephen Campbell Moore), aspiring novelist of the idle class, suddenly can't afford to marry his fiancée, flighty socialite, Nina Blount (Emily Mortimer). Returning from France, the manuscript Adam got an advance for, Bright Young Things, chronicling the wicked ways of his friends the reckless rich, is confiscated by English customs for being too racy. Nina seeks lifestyle security in former beau, Ginger Littlejohn (David Tennant), while Adam trades in gossip and wagers. Before he can collect his earnings, war breaks out, spoiling the party. Adam's promising youth and happiness is suddenly tied to the fate of the Empire.
see trailer and more details